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Chicago theater openings for the week of Aug. 21-27

August 19, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Original Article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/news/ct-theater-opening-20150819-story.html

FRIDAY | "This House Believes the American Dream is at the Expense of the American Negro": The audiences get to vote on the winner in this immersive experience that explores how our past is still relevant to our present. Through Sept. 19 at Oracle Productions, 3809 N. Broadway; publicaccesstheatre.org

"The Jacksonian": In this dark comedy, a dentist moves into a seedy hotel in Jackson, Miss., as his life spirals out of control. Through Oct. 11 at Profiles Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway; 773-549-1815 and profilestheatre.org

"The Outfit": An updated wardrobe perks up a young girl's life in this modern fairy tale based on "The Overcoat," a short story by Nikolai Gogol. Through Oct. 10 at Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St., Evanston; 847-424-0089; piccolotheatre.com

TUESDAY | "Don Chipotle": This coming-of-age take on Don Quixote takes a hero and his sidekick across New York City on an epic quest that proves anything but ordinary. Through Sept. 27 at DCA Storefront, 66 E. Randolph St.; terranovacollective.org

THURSDAY | "Peter and the Starcatcher": This Peter Pan prequel tells the tales and adventures of Peter pre-Wendy. Through Oct. 18 at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook; 630-530-0111 and drurylaneoakbrook.com

"Twisted Melodies": Take a fictionalized journey through Congo Square Theatre's look into the mind of musical genius Donny Hathaway. Through Sept. 12 at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport; 312-902-1500 and congosquaretheatre.org

"The Lyons": A matriarch's family is barely holding it together in AstonRep's production of Nicky Silver's comedy. Through Sept. 27 at Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark; 773-828-9129 and astonrep.com


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