Top Picks for Theater in Chicago NOW – Chicago Plays PICTURE THIS POST Loves

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HAMILTON now playing at Privatebank Theater. Photo: Joan Marcus

Picture this Post Guide to Best Plays in Chicago

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The Chicago plays selected for this roundup includes both RECOMMENDED and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Chicago theater options.  Our Chicago theater top picks select from dramas, comedies, musicals, and some off-the-beaten path live theater options such as puppet shows, magic shows, and more.

This is not a comprehensive guide to Chicago plays.  Rather, this is a short-list of Chicago theater events our writers pick.

Chicago Theater Top Picks are listed in order of run end dates.  Those ending soonest are on top.

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  • Steppenwolf Theatre Presents TRUE WEST Review

    Steppenwolf Theatre Company TRUE WEST
    Thru 08/25/19

    Steppenwolf Theatre Presents TRUE WEST Review – Mano e Mano with Manhood, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by Amy Munice, Through August 25

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  • Lookingglass Theater Company MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN

    Lookingglass Theatre MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN
    Thru 09/01/19

    Lookingglass Theater Company presents MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN Review – A Tragedy of Loneliness, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, Through September 1, 2019

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  • Drury Lane Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

    Drury Lane Theatre AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
    Thru 09/01/19

    Drury Lane Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Review—A Classic Thriller Returns for New Fun, A Chicago Best play pick. Through September 1

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  • Black Ensemble Theater Presents YOU CAN’T FAKE THE FUNK Review

    Black Ensemble Theater YOU CAN’T FAKE THE
    Thru 09/02/19

    Black Ensemble Theater Presents YOU CAN’T FAKE THE FUNK Review - A Boogie Wonderland, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED best play pick, Thru September 2, 2019

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  • Kokandy Productions Presents HEAD OVER HEELS Review

    Kokandy Production HEAD OVER HEELS
    Thru 09/08/19

    Kokandy Productions Presents HEAD OVER HEELS Review – We Got the Gender Fluid Beat, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED best play pick, Thru August 25

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  • Babes With Blades Presents THE WOMEN OF 4G Review

    Blades Theatre Company WOMEN OF 4G
    Thru 09/14/19

    Babes With Blades presents The Women of 4G review: An energetic ensemble shines in sci-fi space mystery.

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  • Windy City Playhouse Presents THE RECOMMENDATION Review

    Windy City Playhouse THE RECOMMENDATION
    Thru 09/22/19

    Windy City Playhouse Presents THE RECOMMENDATION Review – There But For Fortune, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by Amy Munice, through Sept. 22

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  • Cambria Hotel Hosts TEATRO ZINZANNI LOVE, CHAOS & DINNER

    Cambria Hotel TEATRO ZINZANNI
    Thru 09/29/19

    Cambria Hotel Hosts TEATRO ZINZANNI LOVE, CHAOS & DINNER Review - Sensory Polyphony, Highly Recommended best play pick, Thru September 29, 2019

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  • House Theatre THE MAGIC PARLOUR Review - Celebrating 1,000 Shows

    House Theatre THE MAGIC PARLOUR
    Open Run

    House Theatre Presents The Magic Parlour, celebrating its 1,000th performance and is as amazing as ever. Read our review of this special performance here!

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  • Second City ALGORITHM NATION OR THE STATIC QUO Review

    Second City ALGORITHM NATION OR THE STATIC QUO
    Open Run

    Second City ALGORITHM NATION OR THE STATIC QUO Review - Topical & Punchy, RECOMMENDED by Alexis Bugajski as a Best Play Pick

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  • Briar Street Theatre Presents THE BLUE MAN GROUP SHOW

    Briar Street Theatre THE BLUE MAN GROUP SHOW
    Open Run

    Briar Street Theatre in Chicago presents The Blue Man Group Show, a celebration of human connection. Mixing art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology, this open run show encourages audiences to reconnect with their inner child.

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  • HAMILTON production by Broadway in Chicago lives up to its reputation

    Hamilton Chicago
    Open Run

    HAMILTON production by Broadway in Chicago lives up to and exceeds its reputation. Top recommendation for Chicago musical.

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