Give Yourself a Reason to be Dramatic
No one likes getting tangled up in drama—unless it’s on the stage. The theater scene in Chicago is a major attraction for tourists and locals alike. There’s no better time to check out live stage performances than Chicago Theatre Week, taking place now through Sunday, Feb. 17. Head to the official site for the full list of participating theaters and reserve a seat at a show today!
Get over to the unsuspecting Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Ave.) to see the live classic interpreted as “I Love Lucy: Live On Stage.” You can pretend you’re a studio audience member during a live taping of two episodes of the beloved show. Find a date and time, and reserve the laughs. Less than 0.75 miles from Columbus Plaza in Streeterville!
One the most respected theater spaces in the city, the Goodman Theater (170 N. Dearborn St.) has two offerings during Chicago Theatre Week. Catch one or both of the drama options before Monday, “Other Desert Cities” or “Teddy Ferrara.” Just a 7-minute walk from 215 West Apartments in the Loop!
First Folio Theatre (1717 31st St.) in Oak Brook is one of the few suburban theater spaces taking part in Chicago’s week-long drama celebration. Try out the witty, vintage-inspired play “Jeeves Takes A Bow,” positively reviewed by the Chicago Tribune. It’s less than 3 miles from Elm Creek Apartments in Elmhurst and City View at the Highlands in Lombard!
Live theater might not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking of an art museum. Think again — the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.) has worthy dramatic performances. Catch their Theatre Week feature this Saturday, Feb. 16, “ICElab: Carla Kihlstedt and Phyllis Chen,” and get free admission to the museum with your play ticket stub, too. It’s just an 11-minute walk from Grand Plaza in River North.