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Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

By Melody Udell in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 11, 2014 4:00PM

Silk Road Rising's 'Brahman/I' at the Chicago Temple Building.

It's a week of family squabbles and poignant stand-up comedy on the Chicago stage.

The Way West
We can always count on the Steppenwolf to put on unique family comedies. In the latest, two California daughters sit through a couple tall tales from their near-bankrupt mom about risky pioneer crossings through the old West. The show runs through Sunday, June 8.

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

Silk Road Rising’s newest play is disguised as a stand-up comedy routine by an Indian intersex person who extrapolates on everything from history to gender roles to high school. The show runs through Sunday, April 27.

Silk Road Rising, Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., 312-857-1234 or online.

A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge follows a salt-of-the-earth family whose normal routine is shaken when their illegal Italian cousins arrive in New York. The show runs through Sunday, May 18.

Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-871-3000 or online.