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Hell in a Handbag Presents "L'imitation of Life"

at Stage 773, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $31.50
OFFER PRICE: $17

Hell in a Handbag presents "L'imitation of Life", a parody of the 1959 Imitation of Life about mothers, daughters, race and looking fabulous. See it at Stage 773 in Chicago.... [more+]

Hell in a Handbag presents "L'imitation of Life", a parody of the 1959 Imitation of Life about mothers, daughters, race and looking fabulous. See it at Stage 773 in Chicago. [less-]

"Jane Bond: Funny But Deadly"

at Laugh Out Loud Chicago, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
Fri, April 27
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Be there as an all-female cast pays tribute to Bond, while also poking fun at the ever-popular James Bond movies. "Jane Bond: Funny But Deadly" will include all the typical conventions of a Bond movie... [more+]

Be there as an all-female cast pays tribute to Bond, while also poking fun at the ever-popular James Bond movies. "Jane Bond: Funny But Deadly" will include all the typical conventions of a Bond movie -- an evil villain, henchman, exotic locations and a signature cocktail -- but with each element getting a feminine take. See Bond come to life in a unique and playful way as Pussy Galore is transformed into Empathy Jones, and the henchmen hold a meeting about how best to defeat the secret agent. Enter the world of "Jane Bond: Funny But Deadly" at Laugh Out Loud Chicago. [less-]

Neil Simon's Wild Comedy: "Jake's Women"

at Theatre of Western Springs, Western Springs,
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $22
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In his semi-autobiographical play "Jake's Women", Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon takes a comic and moving look at the relationships between men and women. Successful but narcissistic writer... [more+]

In his semi-autobiographical play "Jake's Women", Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon takes a comic and moving look at the relationships between men and women. Successful but narcissistic writer Jake, who is obsessed with his deceased first wife, faces a marital crisis with his second wife as he imagines encounters with the important women from his past and present -- his two wives, his daughter, his bossy sister and his less-than-supportive analyst. Don't miss the wildly comic and moving production of "Jake's Women" at the Theatre of Western Springs. [less-]

Live Comedy at the World Famous Laugh Factory

at Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $17
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $8.50

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars fro... [more+]

Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by "USA Today", the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out. [less-]

Comedians Turn Board Games Into Improv Games

at Laugh Out Loud Chicago, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
Fri, April 27
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

See your favorite party or board game transformed into a hilarious and interactive improv show! A cast of pH Comedy performers takes the rules of their favorite party and board games and turns them in... [more+]

See your favorite party or board game transformed into a hilarious and interactive improv show! A cast of pH Comedy performers takes the rules of their favorite party and board games and turns them into hilarious improv shows with the audience's help. What are games but a series of rules, right? Those very rules will dictate everything they do on stage! A show controlled by dice rolls? Sounds like D&D. An evening of silent comedy? Charades. A whole cast coming down with improvised dysentery? Just like Oregon Trail! Come find out how pH Comedy turns game favorites into a night of uproarious comedy at Laugh Out Loud Chicago. [less-]

"Taking Turns": Generation-Spanning Drama

at Three Brothers Theatre, Waukegan
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $20
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The new drama "Taking Turns" starts with a simple action: An adult son telling his elderly father that it's his turn to speak at the city council meeting. This one moment leads to the unveiling of an ... [more+]

The new drama "Taking Turns" starts with a simple action: An adult son telling his elderly father that it's his turn to speak at the city council meeting. This one moment leads to the unveiling of an incredibly rich story about three generations of the Parson family. Moving back and forth between the present and the past, the play reveals the moments that have defined each of these people as they attempt to find out the burning question: Who's turn is it? Find out in this powerful work from Madelyn Sergel at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan. [less-]

"Ghosts of War"

at The Den Theatre - Heath Main Stage, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $30
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Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was 17. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. Griffin Theatre Company's extraordinary and harrowing adaptation of "Ghosts of War" ... [more+]

Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was 17. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. Griffin Theatre Company's extraordinary and harrowing adaptation of "Ghosts of War" follows one GI's tour of duty inside a world that few understand. Based on Smithson's best-selling novel, this unforgettable story about combat, friendship, fear and a soldier's commitment to his country peels back the curtain on the realities of war. See the play's Chicago premiere at The Den Theatre - Heath Main Stage. [less-]

Fierce Satire "Women Laughing Alone With Salad"

at Theater Wit, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $70
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Dangerous, fierce and funny, "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" bursts out of the bounds of internet meme-dom and onto the stage in a four-person comic tour-de-force about friendship, salad, sex, bodie... [more+]

Dangerous, fierce and funny, "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" bursts out of the bounds of internet meme-dom and onto the stage in a four-person comic tour-de-force about friendship, salad, sex, bodies, yoga, salad, men, envy, women, pharmaceuticals, diets, salad and uppers ... and salad. Presented at Theater Wit in Chicago, "Women Laughing Alone With Salad" dishes on our image-obsessed culture with abrasive imagery, biting social critique and devastating humor. [less-]

"Lettie": An Ex-Con Comes Home

at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, Chicago
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FULL PRICE: $42 - $50
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An ex-con finds a tough job as a welder, while struggling to shape a new life that includes her kids and stays far away from any criminal activity, in the world-premiere drama "Lettie". After a seven-... [more+]

An ex-con finds a tough job as a welder, while struggling to shape a new life that includes her kids and stays far away from any criminal activity, in the world-premiere drama "Lettie". After a seven-year prison stint, Lettie's let loose only to face a harsh new reality that includes rejection from her children and a past that threatens to catch up and overtake her future. Award-winning playwright Boo Killebrew (TV's "Longmire") makes her Victory Gardens Theater debut with this powerful story of strength and sacrifice. [less-]

"Monstrous Regiment": A Comic Fantasy

at GreenMan Theatre, Elmhurst
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $17
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Called "the Charles Dickens of our time," author Terry Pratchett has long enchanted readers with his funny and fantastic novels, especially those included in his 40-volume "Discworld" series. Now thea... [more+]

Called "the Charles Dickens of our time," author Terry Pratchett has long enchanted readers with his funny and fantastic novels, especially those included in his 40-volume "Discworld" series. Now theater-goers will get to experience Pratchett's wild and witty imagination live on stage with "Monstrous Regiment", an adaptation of his 2003 novel. Borogravia is once more at war. When Polly Perks' brother goes missing in action, she cuts off her hair and enlists, hoping to find him. Passing successfully as a young man, she soon discovers that she's not alone in protecting a secret and that nothing in the improbable conflict is as it seems. Enjoy this wickedly clever look at the absurdities of war and ambiguities of identity on the stage of Elmhurst's GreenMan Theatre. [less-]

Improv Comedy on the Late Night in Chicago

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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FULL PRICE: $20
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With a "combined" experience of over 249 years, the cast of Laugh Our Loud improv comedy brings you a particularly unique brand of funny. "The Later Show" features the main stage cast, and while there... [more+]

With a "combined" experience of over 249 years, the cast of Laugh Our Loud improv comedy brings you a particularly unique brand of funny. "The Later Show" features the main stage cast, and while there's no age limit, it is slightly geared towards older audiences, who all have the chance to shout out suggestions and even join them on stage to create scenes, songs and hilarious games right before your eyes. Experience it in a theater with intimate cabaret seating, where you're never more than 30 feet from the action. C'mon, you're in the Chicago area. Go watch what the city thrives on -- laughter! [less-]

Inventive Dramatic Comedy: "Brick Wall"

at Berger Park - Coach House, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $20
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"Brick Wall" paints the story of two brothers married to two sisters, all living in the same downtown apartment building in contemporary Chicago. When mid-level manager, Jason Zachman, realizes he doe... [more+]

"Brick Wall" paints the story of two brothers married to two sisters, all living in the same downtown apartment building in contemporary Chicago. When mid-level manager, Jason Zachman, realizes he doesn't have the heart to lay off his employees, he decides to move into a stairwell and spend all his time drawing pictures he sees in the bricks. Has he lost his mind or is he a Zen master of ethical dreaming in a time when there is great stress on the larger American dream? Take a journey down the stairwell with Jason, his devoted wife Cora, his frustrated stockbroker brother Murray, and Murray's wife Sara, a government spokeswoman for economic optimism. Can true love survive in a stairwell? Find out with "Brick Wall" at Berger Park's Coach House Theater in Chicago. [less-]

"The Big Laugh": "Whose Line"-Style Improv

at Laugh Out Loud Theater - Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $20
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Fans of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will jump at the chance to be a part of the hilarity at Laugh Out Loud Theater's "The Big Laugh". And unlike at a lot of comedy clubs, you don't have to be 21 to see... [more+]

Fans of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will jump at the chance to be a part of the hilarity at Laugh Out Loud Theater's "The Big Laugh". And unlike at a lot of comedy clubs, you don't have to be 21 to see this show; the whole family can enjoy shouting out suggestions and maybe even joining the cast onstage as they create scenes, songs and gut-busting games on the fly. Even if you don't wind up part of the show, you're never far from the action with the theater's intimate cabaret seating. Plus, there are plenty of fun food and drink options for adults and kids. Come out for a laugh and make a night (or whole day) of it at Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg. [less-]

"Letter of Love": Avant-Garde European Theater

at Trap Door Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $25
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You're invited to partake in a judo fight, a game of chess, a reading of tarot cards. This war against war is theater as seen through the eyes of Spanish poet Fernando Arrabal and French painter Yves ... [more+]

You're invited to partake in a judo fight, a game of chess, a reading of tarot cards. This war against war is theater as seen through the eyes of Spanish poet Fernando Arrabal and French painter Yves Klein. Based on texts from these two visionaries, "Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo)" presents a struggle against the prisons built by the dictators of the bodies and of the minds -- even when they are our own mothers. Witness a struggle wherein each punch and hold will be an embrace, an act of love. The world premiere of this cutting-edge theatrical experience hits the stage at Chicago's Trap Door Theatre. [less-]

The Second City's Late Night Improv: "After Hours"

at UP Comedy Club, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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Fri, April 27
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FULL PRICE: $18
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Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with "After Hours", a late-night improv show. It's interactive. It's hyperactive. It's the most fun you can have past bedt... [more+]

Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with "After Hours", a late-night improv show. It's interactive. It's hyperactive. It's the most fun you can have past bedtime. Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that'll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover at Chicago's UP Comedy Club. [less-]

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat": Rollicking Family-Friendly Musical

at Forest View Educational Center Theater, Arlington Heights
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Fri, April 20
Sat, April 21
Sat, April 21
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" provides a colorful twist on the Old Testament tale of Joseph, whose father gives him a gorgeous multi-hued cloak as a gift. Green with envy over the gar... [more+]

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" provides a colorful twist on the Old Testament tale of Joseph, whose father gives him a gorgeous multi-hued cloak as a gift. Green with envy over the garment, Joseph's brothers sell him into slavery, and he ends up in Egypt, where he manages to rescue the country from famine, with a little help from an Elvis-esque pharaoh. A multiple Tony nominee when it first appeared on stage, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" features a lively mix of musical styles, ranging from country and rock to hip-hop and even calypso. Catch all the dazzling color and delightful songs at Forest View Educational Center Theatre in Arlington Heights. [less-]

"Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora Ephron

at Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $35
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From the writer of "Sleepless in Seattle" comes an intimate collection of stories about women and their lives. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, "Love, Loss and What I Wore" is a play ... [more+]

From the writer of "Sleepless in Seattle" comes an intimate collection of stories about women and their lives. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, "Love, Loss and What I Wore" is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects --mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Slip into this bittersweet comedy at Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater. [less-]

"ComedySportz": Fast & Funny Improv Comedy for the Whole Family

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
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Thu, April 26
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laugh... [more+]

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laughs and points as they create scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. It's never the same show twice, and you might even end up on stage yourself! The competition moves at a blazing pace, and you ultimately get to decide the winner. [less-]

"Pimprov" -- Hilarious, Original Improv Comedy

at CIC Theater, Chicago
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Fri, April 20
Fri, April 27
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

It's not hard out here for a "Pimprov" at Chicago's Chemically Imbalanced Theater. The show has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the most original and hilarious unscripted comedy e... [more+]

It's not hard out here for a "Pimprov" at Chicago's Chemically Imbalanced Theater. The show has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the most original and hilarious unscripted comedy events in town. Performers include Mark Bratton as "Ho'Lease," Jonathan Keaton as tap-dance happy "Daddy Jenkins," creator Marz Timms as the enterprising "Grand Finale" and Keith Smitherman as the enforcer "Poochie." With plenty of opportunity for audience involvement, "Pimprov" provides a dangerously funny and always unpredictable evening of laugh-filled entertainment. [less-]

"Last Comic Standing" Winner Clayton English

at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg, Schaumburg
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Fri, April 20
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FULL PRICE: $24
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When comedian Clayton English stepped into the ring of "Last Comic Standing", he was just a rising-star best known for playing Peanut on "Tyler Perry's House of Payne". But with his killer material, E... [more+]

When comedian Clayton English stepped into the ring of "Last Comic Standing", he was just a rising-star best known for playing Peanut on "Tyler Perry's House of Payne". But with his killer material, English came up on top as the winner of the hit comedy reality show. An energetic, charismatic stand-up, English knows how to hype up a crowd and keep them laughing, offering his unique two cents on everything from men and women's mating rituals in the club to the effects of smoking too much weed. Join English in all his hilariousness when he brings the funny to the stage at the Chicago Improv of Schaumburg. [less-]

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