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Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

By Melody Udell in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 21, 2014 7:00PM

A scene from Buzzer, now playing at the Goodman Theatre.

Relationship drama, work drama, neighborhood drama—Chicago stages are heavy with dramatic themes this week. And we're loving it.

The Goodman’s searing new show about an interracial couple who move back into their slowly gentrifying neighborhood is creating its own sort of buzz for its politically incorrect, tension-filled script. The show runs through Sunday, March 9.

Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800 or online.

Playwright Leslye Headland’s eye-opening comedy follows the lives of the high-powered elite—and the lowly, underpaid, verbally abused assistants who book their flights and drop of the dry cleaning. The show runs through Sunday, March 16.

LiveWire Theatre at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph, 312-533-4666 or online.

Four clever actors and one stage make up playwright Mike Bartlett’s Midwest premiere of Cock. The name doesn’t lie—the show is a dizzying exploration of sexuality, falling in love, making mistakes and fighting for what you want. The show runs through Sunday, April 6.

Profiles Theatre Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815 or online.