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This Week's Three To See Theater Round-up

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 21, 2012 7:00PM

Equivocation at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

This weekend’s can’t-miss shows on the Chicago stage.

The show follows the young playwright Shagspeare (yes, it’s him) as he becomes entangled in the tense world of art and politics in 17th-century London. It’s a hybrid comedy-meets-thriller that will make you rethink your views on artistic obligations and government manipulation. The show opens on Monday, Sept. 24 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 14. Showtimes are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., $30-$52, call 773.871.3000 or order online

Forget what you think you know about Stephen Schwartz’s rock musical based on Biblical parables. And don’t even think about the movie. The Brown Paper Box Company’s production promises to be a refreshing, modern take on a cult classic. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 7. Showtimes are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., $15-$25 or order online

Good People
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Good People takes a look at a former couple from South Boston — one a successful doctor and the other a newly laid-off store clerk who can’t escape their dreary, impoverished neighborhood. The show runs through Thursday, Nov. 11. Showtimes are Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre,1650 N. Halsted St., $20-$86, call 312.335.0440 or order online

By Melody Udell