Seven Must-See February Shows


With so much fantastic theatre available in the Windy City, it's difficult to choose what to see. To help you narrow down your options, here are Chicago Splash's top seven shows running during the month of February.


Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte are represented in Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s production of Polly Teale’s Bronte


Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s Bronte by Polly Teale (now through February 7)

Bronte brings the lives of the literary siblings into the spotlight in a fine production from the Promethean Theatre Ensemble, playing now through February 7, 2016 at the Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago, Studio One.

Read our review here.


(left to right) Mary Beth Fisher (Judy) and ensemble member Tom Irwin (Bill) in Domesticated at Steppenwolf. Photo by Michael Brosilow


Steppenwolf’s Domesticated by Bruce Norris (now through February 7)

Domesticated is a juicy, fiery, and engaging show about the fallout from a sex scandal on a power couple. Not only is the writing fantastic, but the incredible cast raises the stakes to unbelievable heights in this terrific must-see production.           

Read our review here.


Griffin Theatre Company’s latest production, London Wall by John Van Druten


Griffin Theatre’s London Wall by John Van Druten (now through February 14)

The lives of the four female typists at a solicitor's office in 1931 are complicated by bosses, boyfriends and the lack thereof in this dramatic comedy.

Read our review here.



(left to right) Collin Quinn Rice and Stephen Cone in About Face Theatre’s world premiere of LE SWITCH by Philip Dawkins, directed by Stephen Brackett. Photo by Michael Brosilow


About Face Theatre’s Le Switch by Philip Dawkins (now through February 21)

Confronting issues of love, marriage, commitment, tradition, and queerness, this sweet exploration of gay male life after the legalization of same-sex marriage is funny, charming, and touching.

 Read our review here.


Abby Mueller in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Oriental Theatre

Featuring local favorite Abby Mueller, this dazzling biopic about famed singer-songwriter Carole King is truly beautiful.

Read our review here.

Oil Lamp Theate's produciton of Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon


Oil Lamp Theatre’s Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon (now through February 21)

This upbeat comedy about newlyweds is a classic Neil Simon piece with no shortage of hijinks!

Read our review here.


The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill. Photo by Joe Mazza


Oracle Theatre Company’s The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill (now through March 12)

A new production inspired by the headlines is a compelling retelling of O'Neill's story of the working man meets the 1%.               

Read our review here.


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