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(Black Ensemble Theatre)
All In Love Is Fair . Which way to love?
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Second City
(Second City)
America: All Better! . Now that Barack's the President-elect, everything will be all better. Right?
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Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre
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Second City
(Second City)
Best of the Second City, The. The second city's finest improv.
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Second City
(Second City)
Between Barack and a Hard Place. With the primaries looming in the near future, "Between Barack and a New Show" has decidedly replaced "Between Barack and a Hard Place."
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ComedySportz Theatre
Blackout. Late night long-form improv by five African-American dudes.
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Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group. A silent but oddly endearing blue trio explore the humorous and bizarre.
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Second City ETC
(Second City)
Brother, Can You Spare Some Change?. Now that the election ho-ha is over, it's back to funny business as usual.
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Evanston Arts Depot
Comedy of Errors, The. Love+ship wreck+mistaken identity=funny
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Royal George Theatre Center
(Bailiwick Chicago)
Departure Lounge. The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
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Second City ETC
(Second City)
Disposable Nation. From stem cells to smokers to Pluto-everything in America is disposable.
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Playground Theater
(Blewt! Productions)
Don't Spit the Water!. A late night game show so funny it'll make you spit.
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Chopin Theatre
Dorian. A dance theatre update of the Wilde classic.
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Greenhouse Theater Center
El Stories: Brown Line. This show runs express.
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IO Theater
(Atticus Finch)
Felt. What's funnier than improv? Sassy puppets performing improv.
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Second City ETC
(Second City)
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Theater on the Lake
(Blindfaith Theatre Company)
Gorey Stories: A Musical Entertainment. Whimsy meets macabre in Edward Gorey's signature tales.
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Next Theatre
(Next Theatre)
Great God Pan, The. This play will haunt your thoughts.
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City Lit
(City Lit Theatre)
Haunting of Hill House, The. Solid scares with no special effects.
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IO Theater
Improvised Shakespeare. Improv that uses the bard's language and themes.
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Annoyance Theatre
Invention Show, The. Think you know the most important invention ever? Think again.
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Royal George Theatre Center
Late Nite Catechism. Enroll in a class of Sister's sharp religious humor.
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Cadillac Palace Theatre
Lion King, The. Can you feel the love again?
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Theater Wit
Magic Up Close. Get close to magic!
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Black Ensemble Theater
(Black Ensemble Theatre)
Memphis Soul (The Story of Stax Records). Stax Records sashays through history as a legendary label.
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Bailiwick Arts Center
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No Exit Cafe
(Theo Ubique)
Passion. Love is rough.
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Chemically Imbalanced Theater
(Bucky's Planet Productions and Chemically Imbalanced Comedy)
Pimprov. Pimps improvise. Yeah, you read right.
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(Plan 9)
Plan 9 Burlesque. Monthly geek-themed burlesque.
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Second City ETC
(Second City)
Pratfall of Civilization. "Pratfall of Civilization" takes aim at America and hits its mark (mostly).
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Stage Left Theatre
(The Mill)
Private Lives of Eskimos, The. Ever wonder about life after anti-depressants?
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Athenaeum Theatre
(Hell in a Handbag Productions)
Pussy On The House. A Tennessee Williams parody from the Orson Welles of the Chicago drag scene.
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Second City
(Second City)
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Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Road Show. It's still Sondheim.
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Mercury Theater
Screwtape Letters, The . C.S. Lewis writes Christian satire.
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Theater Wit
Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England. A perfectly cast love triangle.
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The Chicago Theatre
(Shear Madness)
Shear Madness. A fast-paced, whodunit comedy that lets the audience call the shots.
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The Vittum Theater
(Adventure Stage Chicago)
Spark. Dystopian YA... for the stage!
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Second City ETC
(Second City)
Studs Terkel's Not Working. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Second City
(Second City)
Taming of the Flu. It's a comedy epidemic.
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Storefront Theatre
(TUTA Theatre)
The Jewels. We're intrigued.
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Black Ensemble Theater
(Black Ensemble Theatre)
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Athenaeum Theatre
The Tempest. A puppet-filled, newbie friendly version of the classic.
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Oracle Theatre
Tonight It's Live. Almost famous.
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Neo-Futurarium
(Neo-Futurists)
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. 30 wacky/heart-breaking/funny/political plays in 60 minutes.
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Ruth Page Center for the Arts
(ShawChicago)
Votes For Women! . Sister suffragettes!
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Chase Auditorium
(NPR and Chicago Public Radio)
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. Listen in on the nationally broadcast comedy-news quiz show.
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Oracle Theatre
Waiting for Lefty. This free production reminds us that Odets is more relevant than ever.
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Second City
(Second City)
War! Now in its 4th Smash Year!. Second City tackles the issues that are dividing the nation. Ha!
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Goodman Theatre
Way West, The. Not all the way there.
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