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PRESENTED BY The New Colony
October 4, 2017
November 5, 2017
Upstairs MainStage

Set in the GBTQ unit of a maximum-security prison, PUNK follows the unit’s inmates and staff as they struggle to accept their newest admit: Travis, a young man serving life for the murder of a gay man. As the inmates of the “Queens” unit strive to keep their family together, we see not only the scope of the system they are up against, but also the possibility of extraordinary resilience, care, and love within it.


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PRESENTED BY First Floor Theater
October 8, 2017
November 4, 2017
The Bookspan

When the Donnellys gather to divide their belongings after the sale of their oceanfront mansion, both an internal and literal storm brew. As this brood of famous, longing-to-be-famous, and mess, of a Caucasian family comes together with their POC personal assistant, Charlotte, some really complicated and unique secrets are revealed over white wine. A satirical takedown coupled with moments of disorienting sincerity, TWO MILE HOLLOW explores the age old genre of plays about affluent white families retreating to their waterfront homes to battle it out with brutality, awe and compassion. Only this time, none of the white characters are played by white actors. TWO MILE HOLLOW was named one of the Top 15 Plays on the 2017 Kilroys List. TWO MILE HOLLOW is being produced as a simultaneous world premiere by First Floor Theater (Chicago), Mixed Blood Theatre/Theater Mu (Minneapolis), Ferocious Lotus (San Francisco) and Artists At Play (Los Angeles).


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PRESENTED BY Level 11 Theatre
October 13, 2017
November 5, 2017
Theatre 3A

By Leslye Headland, directed by Spenser Davis, brought to you by Level 11 Theatre. Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena, and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealously and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. A wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess. All performances are General Admission and Pay-What-You-Can.


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PRESENTED BY Haven Theatre
October 16, 2017
November 1, 2017
Theatre 2A

The Director’s Haven returns for its 3rd consecutive year, with a brand new collective of three exciting early career directors! Kristen Johnson, Ian Martin and Lexi Saunders will headline Haven’s ever-growing initiative to showcase rising directors as they share their artistic point of view with the Chicago community. Each director will helm a fully produced 30-45 minute play of their choosing that will run back-to-back at each performance. All performances are pay-what-you-can.


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PRESENTED BY Erik Hellman and Jessie Fisher
October 30, 2017
October 30, 2017
Heath MainStage

Local actor/musicians Erik Hellman and Jessie Fisher present an updated variant of the classic variety hour: Original music, special guests, comedy, magic, improv, and ephemera along with the tightest country, soul band in the land. Fast-paced, fun, funky and fresh.


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PRESENTED BY The Agency Theater Collective
November 11, 2017
December 17, 2017
Theatre 2A

Written by Will Kern. Directed by Sommer Austin. A Chicago classic returning to the stage, Hellcab is the story of a Chicago cab driver who has a really bad day a couple of days before Christmas.


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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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