WTTW members receive 2-for-1 tickets to Strawdog Theatre Company’s The Arsonists by Max Frisch, directed by Matt Hawkins, which runs August 15 through September 27.
Award-winning Strawdog Theater launches its 27th season with this political farce. Bidemann, a prominent businessman, is living in a city that has been the scene of mysterious fires. When two strangers ask him for shelter on a rainy evening, Bidemann does what all good citizens should do and offers them his home. As the evidence begins to mount indicating his guests are the men setting the fires, Bidemann must choose what to do, turn out his guests, or help them light the match.
Drury Lane Theatre presents The Game’s Afoot by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You), winner of “Best Play” at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, from August 28 through October 19.
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his lavish Connecticut castle for a holiday weekend of revelry. When one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in the isolated house quickly turn dangerous. It is up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears in this witty, suspenseful caper.
Mark your calendars for the 2014 American Craft Exposition (ACE)! Showcasing the country’s finest handmade jewelry and art objects, this juried indoor exposition and sale of fine craft includes one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections, and uniquely creative artwork made in America by over 160 of the country’s leading artists sharing new achievements in jewelry, ceramics, metal, fiber wearables, glass, furniture, fiber decorative, and more.
“Cirque Shanghai” returns for its ninth consecutive summer season at Navy Pier’s Pepsi® Skyline Stage® with a brand new show, “Warriors.” Featuring the largest cast to ever visit the United States, “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” brings an extraordinary line-up of thrilling acts to the stage, combining impressive acrobatics and the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters.