Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

By Melody Udell in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 11, 2014 10:00PM

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'The Qualms' at the Steppenwolf.

A family favorite and a couple twisted love stories hit the Chicago stage this week.

Seussical
Chicago Shakespeare’s summer kids offering takes the best Seuss stories and translates them into a high-energy, zany musical. We’re ready for you, Cat in the Hat. The show runs through Sunday, Aug. 17.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., 312-595-5600 or online.

The Qualms
Playwright Bruce Norris, of Pulitzer-winning Clybourne Park fame, is back at the Steppenwolf with an adventurous sex comedy about a group of partner-swapping pals. The show runs through Sunday, Aug. 31.

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

Closer
A doctor, a photographer, a writer and an exotic dancer find themselves in a messy, entangled love affair in Patrick Marber’s Tony-nominated drama. Bring the tissues. The show runs through Sunday, July 27.

Spartan Theatre Company at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, 636-373-0586 or online.