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THREE TO SEE: This Week's Theater Recommendations

By Melody Udell in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 24, 2014 7:00PM

Young Frankenstein at Drury Lane. Image courtesy Drury Lane.

A charming little gem at Northlight, a night of laughs at Drury Lane and a poignant, sharply funny play at the Steppenwolf are worth the ticket price this week.


If you haven’t caught the latest Steppenwolf show yet, it has just been extended an extra week—and for good reason. Nina Raine’s utterly compelling story of a young deaf man’s interactions with his family and his introduction into the deaf community is worth a first—or second—viewing. The show now runs through Saturday, Feb. 15.

Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650 or online.

Tom Jones

Catch Northlight’s saucy little show based on the Henry Fielding novel about a local charmer and his misadventures with (and because of) women. The show runs through Sunday, Feb. 23.

Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300 or online.

Young Frankenstein

You know all the gags from the Mel Brooks movie about the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein and his undead monster, but there’s something about seeing them on stage that makes them feel fresh. And possibly funnier. The show runs through Sunday, March 16.

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, 630-530-0111 or online.