Insightful Romantic Comedy "Fish Eye"

at The Frontier, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Wed, October 05
Thu, October 06
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Named as "New York Magazine"'s Best Theatre of the Year and chosen as a "Time Out New York" Critic's Pick, Lucas Kavner's "Fish Eye" is an emotional and hilarious tale about one couple's struggle to h... [more+]

Named as "New York Magazine"'s Best Theatre of the Year and chosen as a "Time Out New York" Critic's Pick, Lucas Kavner's "Fish Eye" is an emotional and hilarious tale about one couple's struggle to hold onto each other, without losing themselves along the way. Facing the uncertainty of life after college, Max and Anna are determined to live in the present, where their love for one another is undeniable. But when Anna starts to dream of something more, they begin to contemplate whether their relationship is enough. With profound dialogue and insightful commentary, "Fish Eye" puts a modern spin into the traditional chronology of romance, creating an honest and unforgettable portrait of love and relationships. Don't miss this exciting production when it makes its Midwest premiere at The Frontier in Chicago. [less-]

"Late Nite Catechism": The Interactive Comedy Hit

at Royal George Theatre, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Sat, October 08
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FULL PRICE: $31
OFFER PRICE: $16

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up rout... [more+]

This is no easygoing modern Sunday school, this is old-time religion. "Late Nite Catechism" is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine. Dressed in her head-to-toe habit, Sister will command the stage at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago, taking you back to the days of Latin Mass and meatless Fridays when discipline meant a smack of the old ruler across the knuckles. You heard right, this interactive comedy turns the audience into Sister's class as she rewards you, the "students," for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage, sitting in a corner while reflecting upon their naughty actions. [less-]

"Chicago Magic Lounge": Old-School Magic Show

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Thu, October 06
Sat, October 08
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FULL PRICE: $27.50
OFFER PRICE: $13.75

You don't have to go far away to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. Take a step back in time to the days of Chicago's old-school magic bars, when myster... [more+]

You don't have to go far away to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. Take a step back in time to the days of Chicago's old-school magic bars, when mystery and mysticism ruled the day. "Chicago Magic Lounge" provides a night full of close-up magic, bar magic, table-hopping magicians and mainstage acts. The show is constantly changing, with new performers and new effects every week, so you never know what you're going to see and every show is a new experience. [less-]

"I Do Today": A Thoughtful Look at Modern Love

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
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FULL PRICE: $42 - $48
OFFER PRICE: $16 - $19

Failed relationships, former lovers and half-eaten wedding cake clutters the mind of one Jewish woman determined to track the trajectory of love and loss in her life thus far. As the play builds a con... [more+]

Failed relationships, former lovers and half-eaten wedding cake clutters the mind of one Jewish woman determined to track the trajectory of love and loss in her life thus far. As the play builds a constantly confounding and quickly changing family tree of many marriages (and even more divorces), it poses questions about how modern marriage fits in with potentially outdated ideals. Bisexuality, Kabbalah and baby teeth dangle from the many branches of this thoughtful play, exploring how we might use our inheritances to reimagine what's possible. Say "I Do Today" at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center. [less-]

Improv & Sketch Comedy at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy

at CIC Theater, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 15
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Sat, October 08
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Sat, October 29
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Chemically Imbalanced Comedy is perfectly set up for lots of laughs: It's an intimate space with a full bar and some of the best Chicago comedy troupes and performers showing off their improv and sket... [more+]

Chemically Imbalanced Comedy is perfectly set up for lots of laughs: It's an intimate space with a full bar and some of the best Chicago comedy troupes and performers showing off their improv and sketch comedy skills. The shows vary from showcases featuring three local troupes to themed shows that feature specific performers, topics or groups. The performers take suggestions directly from you, the audience, so no two shows are ever the same and some are even more interactive. If you're looking for laughs, Chemically Imbalanced Comedy is sure to provide an entertaining night of off-the-cuff and sketch comic mayhem. [less-]

"The Happiest Place on Earth": Loss Spurs Journey to Magical Kingdom in New Play

at Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
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Wed, October 05
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FULL PRICE: $42 - $48
OFFER PRICE: $20

Once upon a time in Anaheim, California in an orange grove, a magical kingdom was built and dedicated to America's history, dreams and wildest hopes. Eight years later, an American prince died on live... [more+]

Once upon a time in Anaheim, California in an orange grove, a magical kingdom was built and dedicated to America's history, dreams and wildest hopes. Eight years later, an American prince died on live television while delivering the Albuquerque sports scores, leaving four daughters and their mother behind. Left reeling from the loss of their patriarch, the family underwent a quest to reach the magical kingdom and seek solace and recovery. Now, more than fifty years after their journey, acclaimed playwright Philip Dawkins retraces and illustrates the true story of the women in his family in "The Happiest Place on Earth", exploring their history and asking if there really is a place where dreams can come true. See this world premiere at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago. [less-]

"Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play" from The Pub Theater

at The Public House Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

The Pub Theater Company performs a series of outrageous sketches centered on Chicago's favorite pastime: drinking. "Bye Bye Liver" is filled with interactive social games for the audience, pitting mal... [more+]

The Pub Theater Company performs a series of outrageous sketches centered on Chicago's favorite pastime: drinking. "Bye Bye Liver" is filled with interactive social games for the audience, pitting males versus females, actors versus audience and so on. Bar life and alcoholic adventures are held up for your amusement so you can laugh -- and drink -- your troubles away. With a spontaneous and interactive format, the outcome is always a fun and outrageous time for everyone, both audience and cast. [less-]

"The Blackout Diaries": Comics, Real People Share Drinking Tales

at The High Hat Club, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 15
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Most people have had one of those nights where you've had a little too much to drink, and the next thing you know, something crazy is happening. Instead of quickly forgetting about those embarrassing ... [more+]

Most people have had one of those nights where you've had a little too much to drink, and the next thing you know, something crazy is happening. Instead of quickly forgetting about those embarrassing incidents, the folks behind "The Blackout Diaries" are bringing them to the stage for the full exploration of "What happened?" Stand-up comedians join forces with regular folks to tell true drinking stories, supported by pictures and video of the actual events for added shame. Then, you get to dive deeper into the story by asking questions after the tale. It's a funny, slightly uneasy and honest look at those nights when you've had one too many. [less-]

"Trigger" Explores Cause and Effect Through Improv Comedy

at The Revival, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 15
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

The domino effect is ever present in this dynamic sketch comedy spectacular at Chicago's The Revival theater. "Trigger" pressures audience members (in the most amiable ways possible) to think about ho... [more+]

The domino effect is ever present in this dynamic sketch comedy spectacular at Chicago's The Revival theater. "Trigger" pressures audience members (in the most amiable ways possible) to think about how our past events and actions affect today's world. Sometimes, "the trigger needs to be pulled" and you have to bite the bullet in this comedy that explores chain reactions. Situated in Chicago's South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park, this improv theater rests next to the original venue where comedy improv started with the Compass Players. [less-]

Mando Alvarado's ("2 Broke Girls", "Louie") New Comedy About Coming of Age

at Richard Christiansen Theater, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Thu, October 06
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $30
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Watch a new play from the mind of actor-screenwriter-playwright Mando Alvarado, who you'll probably recognize from his roles in hit television shows like "2 Broke Girls", "Louie", "Nurse Jackie" and m... [more+]

Watch a new play from the mind of actor-screenwriter-playwright Mando Alvarado, who you'll probably recognize from his roles in hit television shows like "2 Broke Girls", "Louie", "Nurse Jackie" and more. His comedy "Parachute Men" follows the story of three brothers who have, well, a lot of growing up to do -- to say the least. When their mother suddenly passes away, the siblings are reunited and must step up to the challenge of entering manhood. With a television-turned-stage heavy cast like "NCIS: Los Angeles'" Eddie Martinez, "Chicago Fire"'s J. Salome Martinez, "Chicago PD"'s Maggie Scranton and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"'s Adam Bitterman, this hilarious comedy will be sure to entertain audiences at Chicago's Richard Christiansen Theater. [less-]

Weekend Improv Comedy Shows at Laugh Out Loud Theater

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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Sat, October 01
Sat, October 01
Fri, October 07
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FULL PRICE: $19
OFFER PRICE: $9.50

The show is guaranteed to be hilarious and new every time Laugh Out Loud Theater performs "Weekend Improv". Done in the same fully improvised style as hit shows like "Whose Line Is it Anyway?", "Weeke... [more+]

The show is guaranteed to be hilarious and new every time Laugh Out Loud Theater performs "Weekend Improv". Done in the same fully improvised style as hit shows like "Whose Line Is it Anyway?", "Weekend Improv" combines live action, video and audience participation into a truly unique, laugh-filled evening -- all in an intimate, cabaret setting. From scenes and songs to crazy games -- it's all made up on the spot and based on audience suggestions. You never know what might happen next, but it's sure to leave you in stitches. [less-]

Raunchy Standup Comedy Showcase

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 15
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FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: $8

If you're looking for good, clean fun then you better steer clear of "The Nasty Show". Bringing together Chicago's best standups onto one stage, this showcase will get down and dirty to entertain you ... [more+]

If you're looking for good, clean fun then you better steer clear of "The Nasty Show". Bringing together Chicago's best standups onto one stage, this showcase will get down and dirty to entertain you with a night of no-holds-barred comedy. Held at Chicago's Laugh Factory, these comics come fully unleashed and will deliver some of the most ground-breaking, shocking, raunchy and hilarious material they've got. Forget adorable puns and get ready to strap in for an evening of in-your-face and (of course) nasty comedy. [less-]

"Man in the Ring" Sheds Light on the Real-Life Battles of Boxer Emile Griffith

at Court Theatre, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
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FULL PRICE: $48 - $68
OFFER PRICE: $20

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, "Man in the Ring" charts Griffith's rise from humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against arch-r... [more+]

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, "Man in the Ring" charts Griffith's rise from humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against arch-rival Benny "Kid" Paret. When Benny challenges Emile's sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer -- the writer of Tony-winning play "The Shadow Box" -- "Man in the Ring" is a story of violence, love and life under the public eye. Watch one man's fight to get the world back in his corner when this gripping historical drama comes to Chicago's Court Theatre. [less-]

The Comedy Bar: Top-Rated Stand-Up in the Heart of Chicago

at The Comedy Bar, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Wed, October 05
Thu, October 06
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Named one of "Chicago" magazine's "Best Comedy Clubs in Chicago," The Comedy Bar delivers great stand-up comedy in the heart of the city, easily accessible to both locals and out-of-towners -- and wit... [more+]

Named one of "Chicago" magazine's "Best Comedy Clubs in Chicago," The Comedy Bar delivers great stand-up comedy in the heart of the city, easily accessible to both locals and out-of-towners -- and with a kind-to-the-wallet "no drink minimum" policy. Whether it's top touring comics taking the stage or promising local up-and-comers behind the mic, The Comedy Bar is dedicated to giving the funniest comedians in the country their chance to shine. And who knows -- maybe you'll even get to witness an early set from the next Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer or Chris Rock? [less-]

"The Birds": Stage Thriller Shares Inspiration With Hitchcock Film

at Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest
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Sat, October 01
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Wed, October 05
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $38
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $19

Daphne du Maurier's short story "The Birds" not only inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, it provided the basis for playwright Conor McPherson's innovative stage play, also called "The Birds", wh... [more+]

Daphne du Maurier's short story "The Birds" not only inspired Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, it provided the basis for playwright Conor McPherson's innovative stage play, also called "The Birds", which comes to Lake Forest's Citadel Theatre Company. Unlike the film, the action here is limited to an abandoned house occupied by two strangers who've taken refuge from the relentless avian attacks outside. Though safe from the onslaught, the pair must overcome a lack of electricity and food, and the dangers continue to mount as things get more desperate. They're soon joined by other fleeing citizens who bring with them grim news about the rest of humanity, in addition to an increased sense of paranoia and anxiety. Soon, the group's discussions turn from simple survival to defining the rules of a new society, resulting in a tense experience that will have you scanning the skies. [less-]

"Chicago's Best Stand-Up" at the Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
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Fri, October 07
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FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh F... [more+]

Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring "Chicago's Best Stand-Up" show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer. [less-]

"The Black Slot": Hilarious Satire About Racial Politics in the Theater

at Raven Theatre West Stage, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $10

Ask an actor or producer and they'll tell you: The real drama happens "off" the stage. Now Warren Hoffman's daring new play takes you behind the scenes ... and into a tangle of race, politics and the ... [more+]

Ask an actor or producer and they'll tell you: The real drama happens "off" the stage. Now Warren Hoffman's daring new play takes you behind the scenes ... and into a tangle of race, politics and the business of "show business." In "The Black Slot", Beth, a dramaturg at a regional theatre, reads countless new scripts in the hopes of finding "the one." But when her boss rejects the exciting work of a young African American playwright in favor of producing an August Wilson classic, Beth and the writer hatch a plan to reveal the racism and hypocrisy of the American theater. But their plot quickly goes awry. The first new work to be selected from AstonRep's annual Writers' Series to receive a full production, "The Black Slot" is the company's first full world premiere. [less-]

"Adventure Library!" Is Bookish Fun for Everyone

at pH Comedy Theater, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 15
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Sat, October 08
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FULL PRICE: $8 - $12
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6

Entertain the family with two really fun activities for kids in one adventurous afternoon. With "Adventure Library!", pH Productions combines books and live entertainment to stimulate your children's ... [more+]

Entertain the family with two really fun activities for kids in one adventurous afternoon. With "Adventure Library!", pH Productions combines books and live entertainment to stimulate your children's creativity and tickle their funny bones. Kids will vote on their favorite book, and then they'll help the improvisers re-write the story using their imaginations and their unique senses of humor. Kids are also encouraged to join the actors on stage to play characters, adding to the fun. The show takes place at the pH Comedy Theater, located in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Kids will love a day of book-based comedy and theater and perhaps a stop for a sweet treat afterwards at the nearby Swedish Bakery. [less-]

Puppets Come to Life in House Theatre's "A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch"

at Chopin Theatre Mainstage, Chicago
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Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Thu, October 06
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $35
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $17.50

In the years before television and Saturday morning cartoons, audiences got their fill of slapstick comedy from Punch and Judy shows -- marionette performances about a pair of married puppets, Punch a... [more+]

In the years before television and Saturday morning cartoons, audiences got their fill of slapstick comedy from Punch and Judy shows -- marionette performances about a pair of married puppets, Punch and Judy, whose arguments always turn to violence by the end of the show. Written for adults and teens, "The Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch" takes place in 18th-century London, just as Punch and Judy shows were rising in popularity in England. Orphaned street-urchin Charlotte goes to work for Pietro, an eccentric puppeteer and master of the Punch and Judy format. As they work together, Charlotte's active imagination calls the puppets to life, helping her to find lightness in a dark world of corrupt authority, class discrepancy and violence. This House Theatre of Chicago production at the Chopin Theatre incorporates live actors, custom masks, hand puppets and a towering, climbable set for a vivid look at a young girl's struggle to survive on her own. [less-]

"Misalliance": George Bernard Shaw's Country House Comedy -- Concert Reading

at Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Mon, October 03
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $20

Without giving away any spoilers: Never before has the idea of "party crashers" been portrayed with more drama or wit than in George Bernard Shaw's farcical comedy "Misalliance". But that's only one o... [more+]

Without giving away any spoilers: Never before has the idea of "party crashers" been portrayed with more drama or wit than in George Bernard Shaw's farcical comedy "Misalliance". But that's only one of the many surprises the Nobel Prize winner crams into this capacious country house comedy set during the time of "Downton Abbey" (but with a spirit closer to "Jeeves and Wooster"). In this "cavalcade of ideas wrapped around a full portion of wit," Shaw investigates Socialism, feminism, classism and even the new-fangled idea of "physical fitness" while painting a hilarious picture of the very peculiar mating habits of the British upper classes. Shaw's dialogue sparkles in this concert reading of "Misalliance" from ShawChicago Theater Company at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago. [less-]