First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the international hit play LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE now through April 25, 2015. The poignant comedy, based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, is written by Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally) and her sister, Delia Ephron, her co-collaborator on the successful films You’ve Got Mail and Hanging Up.
LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE reflects on the lives of five women and the vivid memories that their clothing conjures. From Brownie uniforms to first bras to prom dresses to that iconic little black dress, women have both beautiful and heart-wrenching stories that are attached to certain articles in their wardrobe. This play is sure to resonate with women of all ages who will identify with the wry observations.
The House Theatre of Chicago creates an original fantasy epic in The Hammer Trinity. Journey forth with young Casper Kent as he recovers the lost Hammer and takes the Crown, defending it against pirates, dragons, and the Crownless faction. Witness this incredible, 3-part tale in all-day marathon performances every Saturday and Sunday.
Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder (The Pianist of Willesden Lane) will present the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award-winning director Taylor Hackford’s LOUIS & KEELY ‘LIVE’ AT THE SAHARA, where Louis Prima and Keely Smith created sold-out musical magic in the ’50s and ’60s.
The limited engagement, beginning March 27 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, features a seven-piece live band performing some of the duo’s greatest hits including “That Ol’ Black Magic,” “Hey Boy, Hey Girl,” “What Is This Thing Called Love,” “Night Train,” Ai, Ai, Ai,” “I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me,” and more.