Seven short plays focusing on "deception, disconnection, and dissatisfaction" will each take place in the same setting: the front seat of a car. $10-15
Baby Wants Candy--a tight troupe now famous for its improvised musicals--began in 1997 as one of the dozens of ImprovOlympic teams formed every year. Somehow they've avoided the usual dissolution of such groups. More impressive, they've never experienced the artistic conservatism that paralyzes improvisers eager to "do it right"--and reap the reward, presumably, of a career in NYC or LA. Instead the troupe has become the very model of smart, physical, quick-thinking, and just plain silly long-form improvisers; they still play well together and manage to entertain. Inspired by the improbable suggestion "So this is it" at the show I saw, nine actors (backed by the five-member Yes Band) improvised a complicated, hilarious, tongue-in-cheek tale of three partnerships on the rocks--two marriages and a professional relationship--and the narrator who helps bring the couples back together. --Jack Helbig $15
on sale Sat 5/25, 8 AM
The staged reading tells the story of two men in the 30s that form a relationship and a life together, based on the original staging by David Zak. $10
Bachrach, preservationist for the Chicago Park District, discusses the city's various urban gardens and green spaces. Following the talk, Bachrach will sign copies of her book City in a Garden.
A reading series featuring "the best established and rising Chicago authors reading new and published stories." New stories each half hour from 6 to 8:30.