September theater picks
Adventurous theatergoers should venture over to Windy City Playhouse’s second location in Motor Row for the wild—and wildly moving—Every Brilliant Thing. This interactive play from British writer Duncan Macmillan features the great Kate Spence as a woman who guides the audience through her mother’s history of depression, with many ancillary roles filled by audience members.
The crew of a lonely interstellar space station on Pluto stave of madness as they wait for a message from Earth that may never come. Alistair McDowall’s Cthulhu-tinged thriller Pomona bewitched audiences (and critics) this summer at Steep Theatre—and X promises to cast a similar spell. Jonathan L. Green directs this U.S. premiere for Sideshow Theatre Company.