A father and his teenage daughter stand on either side of a closed door. Life is unraveling for him, and it is entirely uncertain for her. So begins Melissa James Gibson's poignant, funny play about estrangement and the partially examined life. With her spare style, mordant wit, and compassionate insight, one of the most emotionally penetrating and unique voices in theatre today wonders WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA. Check out the recent review here.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
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Have you ever wondered what an entire religion based on Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. games would be like? Of course you have, and now you can find out once and for all as Theatre Above the Law presents Peach on Earth, a sketch-comedy play set in a world whose spirituality revolves around Princess Peach, Mario, Luigi and the rest of the pixelated gang. Plus: an exploration of how history is sometimes written by the winners in this new show from one of Chicago's funniest comedy troupes.
Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm
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Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers, depicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before Project Greenlight, before Oscar...before anyone actually gave a damn. When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they're being tested by a Higher Power.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm