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Fall Preview Critics’ Picks | Yet more Theater events this fall

Bailiwick gets Bloody, Gary Griffin returns to the Park and more fall theater events we're anticipating.
 (Photograph: courtesy of Bailiwick Chicago)
Photograph: courtesy of Bailiwick ChicagoPre-production photo for Bailiwick Chicago's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
 (Photograph: Sandro)
Photograph: SandroMariann Mayberry of Good People
 (Photograph: Bill Burlingham)
Photograph: Bill BurlinghamJason Danieley and Carmen Cusack in Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

1. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Bailiwick Chicago

Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s impudent reimagining of our seventh President as a rock god in skinny jeans finds a fitting home with Bailiwick 2.0. Oct 4–Nov 11

2. Good People
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

David Lindsay-Abaire’s close-up portrait of class immobility in South Boston stars ensemble member Mariann Mayberry. Sept 13–Nov 11

3. Sunday in the Park with George
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Director Gary Griffin revisits Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer-winning, Seurat-inspired artist’s statement. Sept 26–Nov 4

4. Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
Strawdog Theatre

We’re intrigued by Jennifer Haley’s play about blurring lines between a video game and real suburban life. Director Joanie Schultz makes her Strawdog debut. Oct 4–Nov 10

5. The Skriker
Red Tape Theatre

Hit the Wall
director Eric Hoff delivers a promenade staging of Caryl Churchill’s dark, unsettling urban fairy tale. Look for scenic designer Emily Guthrie to transform Red Tape’s church-gymnasium space. Sept 13–Oct 20

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