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Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

By Melody Udell in Arts & Entertainment on May 23, 2014 4:20PM

"Ask Aunt Susan" in rehearsal at the Goodman.

Amp up for a three-day weekend with shows that tackle family drama, online escapades and creepy futuristic societies.

Days Like Today
Writers Theatre’s world premiere musical is an ode to loving yet dysfunctional families, unexpected romance and the magic of day-to-day life. It’s the last show in Writers Theatre’s Tudor Court location before the organization gets fancy new digs in Glencoe. The show runs through Sunday, July 13.

Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000 or online.

Ask Aunt Susan
In the Goodman’s newest, very topical comedy, Aunt Susan isn’t who you think she is: She’s actually a 20-something guy who doles out self-help advice over the Internet. Chaos ensues as Susan’s popularity grows and her anonymity is threatened. The show runs Saturday, May 24 through Sunday, June 22.

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

Kathleen Akerley’s dystopian-esque play takes place in a not-so-distant future, where society tries to “cure” homelessness by training the displaced as service workers within the homes of the wealthy. Chilling, but we’re into it. The show runs Saturday, May 24 through Sunday June 29.

Sideshow Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-809-4782 or online.