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Elizabeth Rex, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, through Jan. 22. Last week for this well-acted, splendidly designed costume drama in which GlorianaElizabeth Ipasses a night with Shakespeare & cohorts, and is confronted about life and love by a very modern gay actor. JA
Late Nite Catechism, Royal George Theatre, open run. The Church of Rome may be ready for a trip to the principal's office, but after 17 years, Sister still rocks the classroom in Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan's interactive drama-verité that even non-Catholics can enjoy. MSB
The Magic Flute, Lyric Opera of Chicago, through Jan. 22. Mozart's final full-length stage work from 1791 is a wonderful introduction to wonders of opera. Kids will revel in the magical stage effects and catchy tunes, while adults can ponder all of the Masonic symbolism that runs throughout. SCM
Penelope, Steppenwolf, through Feb. 5. The view of four decidedly middle-aged straight men in Speedos is scary, but Enda Walsh packs poetry as well as testosterone into this dark comedy of four suitors wooing Penelope as she awaits Ulysses on a sun-washed, modern Greek isle. JA
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