Chicago Theater Openings this week

 Chicago Buckingham Fountain


ADULTS Chemically Imbalanced Theater

BURIED CHILD Shattered Globe Theatre


LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre

MEASURE FOR MEASUREPromethean Theatre Ensemble

ON AN AVERAGE DAY BackStage Theatre Company

OWEN WINGRAVEChicago Opera Theater


TOMMYCircle Theatre

THE WALLS Rivendell Theatre Ensemble


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Half Price tickets to Hedwig and The Angry Inch at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Street.  American Theater Company is offering a 50% discount for tickets for the following performance this weekend: Saturday, May 16 at 11 p.m.  Call the Box Office at 773.409.4125 or visit and use the code “chicagoplays”.

Free tickets to Reading, Writing, Revolution: Our Role in Education Reform at Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn. Tuesday, May 12, 6 – 8pm. A Panel with Bill Ayers, Erica Meiners, Therese Quinn and David Stovall, moderated by Kevin Kumashiro. This event will educate the community on what they can do to impact the lives of the next generation of students. Call 312.443.3800 to reserve tickets to this FREE program.

Free tickets to Music, Politics and Revolution: WBEZ’s “Sound Opinions” live at the Goodman at Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn. Monday, May 18 at 6pm. Join Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times as they explore the revolutionary power of Rock ‘n’ Roll during a live taping of “Sound Opinions” at Goodman Theatre. Call 312.443.3800 to reserve tickets to this FREE program.

Tickets to WXRT Night at the Theater with Lin Brehmer at Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn. Thursday, May 14 at 5:30pm. Join Lin Brehmer and director Charles Newell for drinks and hors d’oeuvres with live music by Fair Herald before the performance! Tickets are only $50 for the reception and the show! Call 312.443.3800 and mention XRT Night to purchase tickets.

Babes With Blades offers pay-what-you-can admission to Macbeth on Thursdays through May 21.  Enter a Scotland wracked by treachery and possessed by supernatural forces – a kingdom where loyalty is fatal, ambition is madness, and no motivation is pure.  For tickets call 773.880.0016 or visit


1/3 off ($5 discount) full-price tickets to Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing this Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m., including a free pre-show discussion with the director at 1:30 p.m. Saint Sebastian Players are located at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey (enter on Marshfield). For tickets e-mail and mention Theater Thursdays. For more information visit

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  1. CHICAGO: APRIL 30-MAY 16, 2010 I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I’m Afraid To Tell You by Jennifer Jajeh at PropTheatre 3502 N. Elston Ave.
    $15-$30 Thursday-Saturdays at 8pm Sundays 3pm followed by artist talkback. This show is on the avant-garde of performance-even for a theatrical city like Chicago. Jajeh’s handling of the fourth wall is truly transgressive, using her studied understanding of the audience to interact with them-without interacting at all. Fans of the Chicago Neo-Futurist’s style will like her fast moving, personal/political tone, and the way she connects her performance to her life (one example of which is the strategic placement of her critics within the show itself). It is also hilarious, with game-show mock-ups of the demand placed on her to constantly answer questions about her “identity” (usually code for invasive prodding about her heritage) in a rushed and absurd way. Her “stand up” is so much more than a routine, though it keeps pace with Jajeh’s self-proclaimed influences-Margaret Cho and Lilly Tomlin.

    For full review see

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