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THREE TO SEE: This Week's Theater Recommendations

By Melody Udell in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 25, 2014 4:00PM

Griffin Theatre Company's 'Men Should Weep.'

Tall tales, an all-day Greek epic and a group of working-class Scots take to the Chicago stage this week.

Men Should Weep

Set in depression-era Scotland, playwright Ena Lamont Stewart's darkly comic portrait follows the misfortunes and mishaps of a tightly knit working class community. The show runs through Sunday, Aug. 10.

Griffin Theatre Co. at the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark, 773-769-2228 or online.

All Our Tragic

Greek drama devotees will gather at the world premiere of All Our Tragic, a collection of 32 seminal Greek tragedies merged into one play. Fair warning: The play lasts from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., but we expect the payoff will be worth it. The show runs Friday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Oct. 5.

The Hypocrites at the Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee, 773-525-5991 or online.

Big Fish

Cicero-based JPAC is bringing Big Fish to the regional stage—a surprisingly quick turn-around for a show that just closed on Broadway last December. The show, based off the Tim Burton film, follows the life and tall tales of an adventurous traveling salesman named Edward Bloom. The show runs through Sunday, Aug. 9.

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero, 708-656-8000 or online.