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PRESENTED BY Route 66 Theatre Company
August 24, 2017
September 23, 2017
The Bookspan

A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedienne and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges… while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?


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PRESENTED BY WildClaw Theatre Company
September 5, 2017
October 7, 2017
Theatre 2A

WildClaw, Chicago’s premiere horror theater, continues their 2017 season with a disturbing new work by Chicago playwright Jennifer Rumberger. After staying away for 17 years, Violet returns home to a back-woods part of Florida to face the mother and sister she left behind, and the disturbing secrets they share… and also some necromancy and an eyeless demon creature. More information will be available soon at www.wildclawtheatre.com.


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PRESENTED BY Broken Nose Theatre
September 10, 2017
September 13, 2017
MainStage

Now in its fifth year, Broken Nose’s BECHDEL FEST features an all female-identifying cast performing eight new short plays passing the now-famous Bechdel-Wallace Test. Created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, “the Test” asks whether a work of entertainment features at least two women in conversation about something other than a man. Bechdel Fest: Identity Crisis follows an array of diverse and powerful women wrestling with the questions that define them and fighting for the world to see them as they are. Join us for the fifth iteration of our favorite feminist festival!
Featuring new short plays by Jennifer Blackmer, Martin Hanna, Cynthia Hines, Isaac Gomez, Georgette Kelly, Nelson Rodriguez, Cassandra Rose, and Eileen Tull. Check out the full roster of amazing artists and learn more about the plays at www.brokennosetheatre.com/bechdel-fest-5.


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PRESENTED BY Firebrand Theatre
November 11, 2017
December 17, 2017
The Bookspan

Chicago Premiere! Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, Book by Tim Maner, Additional music by Tim Maner, Additional lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt, Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt, Directed by Victoria Bussert, Music Direction by Julia A. Miller and Andra Velis Simon, Choreographed by Janet Louer. Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one.” So goes the nursery rhyme describing the crime of the century that took the nation by storm when Lizzie Borden murdered her parents with an axe in 1892. Or did she? LIZZIE is a musical that reimagines that bloody legend with four women fronting a female rock band. LIZZIE is American mythology set to a blistering rock score with rage, sex, betrayal and bloody murder.


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