Hit the Wall

It’s the summer of ’69 and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her gay followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts in to a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern gay rights movement. That’s the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, add a howling live rock ‘n roll band, and you get the world premiere play, Hit the Wall. Remixing this historic confrontation reveals ten unlikely revolutionaries, caught in the turmoil and fighting to claim “I was there.”

Presented by The Inconvenience

Thru – Apr 8, 2012

@ Steppenwolf Theatre

1650 N. Halsted, Chicago

Stage: The Steppenwolf Garage

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-335-1650

Hit the Wall” (Feb. 3, 2012 – Apr. 8, 2012) | Steppenwolf Theatre Company

OOHRAH!

Surprised by her husband’s early return from a tour in Iraq, Sara is unprepared for the complications of his re-entry into civilian life. Tension simmers around their gun-obsessed teenage daughter, Sara’s oddball live-in sister Abby, and Abby’s newest infatuation – a sexy, young Marine who’s keeping a secret. OOHRAH! turns a comic eye to a homecoming gone awry.

Presented by LiveWire Chicago Theatre

Thru – Apr 8, 2012

@ Steppenwolf Theatre

1650 N. Halsted, Chicago

Stage: The Steppenwolf Garage

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-335-1650

Oohrah!” (Feb. 2, 2012 – Apr. 8, 2012) | Steppenwolf Theatre Company

He Who

How do four brave and exhausted women share the burden of one grotesquely enormous baby? They struggle to nurture and restrain the giant darling. But the baby has an existential crisis, which sparks a fight for control. His tyrannical attempts to pit the women against each other ultimately test the limits of love. Darkly poetic and arresting, He Who brings together live performers, puppets and original music for an intimate audience experience. Master puppeteer Michael Montenegro conceives and directs this world premiere.

Presented by Theatre Zarko ~ Puppet Symbolist Theatre

Thru – Apr 8, 2012

@ Steppenwolf Theatre

1650 N. Halsted, Chicago

Stage: The Steppenwolf Garage

Show Type: Performance Art

Box Office: 312-335-1650

He Who” (Feb. 4, 2012 – Apr. 8, 2012) | Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Man Boobs

Christopher, veteran of the New York International Fringe Festival, conjures up Spence and Marty, two extraordinary men with very ordinary desires who expose much more to each other than their bodies as they strive for meaningful connection.

Presented by Pride Films and Plays

Thru – Mar 10, 2012

@ Mary’s Attic

5400 N. Clark Street, Chicago

Show Type: Dark Comedy

Box Office: 1-800-838-3006

Pride Films and Plays – Man Boobs

Shakespeare’s R & J

We all know the story–it’s everyone’s story. Romeo and Juliet has endured 400 and more years because it’s a story about love; in fact, it’s about that rarest of all things: first love. When you first read or saw Shakespeare’s immortal story about young lovers who insist on each other against all odds–who were you? Which character could you see in yourself? When did it occur to you that what they were feeling–that hopeless, fantastic, elevating, crushing madness could be yours too, and led you to wonder: what would I do?

Presented by Idle Muse Theatre Company

Thru – Mar 18, 2012

@ The Side Project Theatre

1439 W. Jarvis Ave, Chicago

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-973-2150

Idle Muse Theatre Company

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Some days are just epically horrid. Alexander is having that day-gum in his hair, kissing on TV, railroad pajamas and no one EVEN CARES! In this larger-than-life musical written by the classic picture book’s author even the copy machine come alive to conspire against Alexander. And how do you deal with all this frustration? Pack for Australia.

Presented by Emerald City Theatre Company

Thru – Jun 28, 2012

@ Apollo Theater

2540 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Show Type: Childrens

Box Office: 773-935-6100

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Emerald City Theatre Company