Theater In Chicago

Check out these great plays happening in Chicago this 2010-2011 Season:

Laika Dog In Space

Neo-Futurists
5153 N. Ashland Avenue Chicago

East meets Midwest when the NY Neos bring their 2009 Ontological Incubator hit to the Chicago stage. Part science lesson, part Russian folklore and part introspective interpretation, Laika Dog In Space uses original music, dance and puppetry to help tell the story of Laika, the first mammal in space, and to discuss the impact of her life. Arrive early to take advantage of a living installation takes the audience through various stations where they listen, confess, create and experiment. And of course, the step back in time to the mid-80’s Soviet space program wouldn’t be complete without a helping of borscht!

Previews: Feb 3 – Feb 4, 2011

Feb 5, 2011 – Mar 12, 2011

The Master and Margarita

Strawdog Theatre
3829 N. Broadway Chicago

“The Master and Margarita,” is a phantasmagorical ride through Stalinist Russia. The Master, a playwright trying desperately to get his script about Jesus and Pontius Pilate produced, fights with Theatre Critics and Cultural Commissars at every turn. He is driven to the edge of a despair so deep that not even his lover Margarita can reach him. Into the middle of this bleak picture steps the shabby aristocrat Professor Woland, a specialist in black magic and his unwholesome entourage (including a talking cat). The entourage has to come to set Moscow on its ear with magic, violence and a party of the damned that no bureaucrat could ever hope to censor.

Previews: Feb 24 – Feb 25, 2011

Feb 27, 2011 – Apr 4, 2011

The Seagull

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn Street Chicago

Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls directs an intimate new production of Chekhov’s masterwork The Seagull, whose unforgettable characters reveal the passion and pathos of everyday life. When famed actress Irina visits her family with her young lover Trigorin in tow, they become ensnared in a tragicomic tangle of romance, intrigue and unrequited love. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience this 19th century masterpiece, interpreted by one of America’s outstanding directors—in the Owen Theatre.

Previews: Oct 16 – Oct 24, 2010

Regular Run: Oct 25 – Nov 14, 2010

Three Sisters

Piven Theatre
927 Noyes Street Evanston

The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov depicts an entire village of unlucky lovers struggling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams. This classic tale is given another look in a new version adapted by Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most acclaimed young playwrights, and author of In the Next Room (or the vibrator play),

Previews: Oct 16 – Oct 17, 2010

Regular Run: Oct 18 – Nov 21, 2010

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