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2017-10-18

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Fun Home, Victory Gardens Theater, through Nov. 12. Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's Tony-winning musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir is back. Broadway veteran Gary Griffin directs a gloriously intimate and heartbreaking production. SCM

The Heavens Are Hung in Black, Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, through Oct. 21. The year 1862 tested Abe Lincoln to his political and personal max. James Still's history pageant makes a few bits up, but brings Abe to life as well as anyone has, especially as played by Lawrence Grimm. JA

The Making of a Modern Folk Hero, Other Theatre at Chicago Dramatists, through Oct. 29. Martin Zimmerman warns us that revolutionary movements and cult religions can often be traced to precisely the kind of origin stories found in comic book literature. MSB

The Legend of Georgia McBride, Northlight Theatre, Skokie, through Nov. 18. Playgoers championing the manifesto of liberation through gender fluidity of Kinky Boots will find affirmation in Matthew Lopez's comedy. MSB

—By Abarbanel, Barnidge and Morgan


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