1. "I Am Montana" is in its second week of performances at the Mortar Theatre. The production, which is a thinly-veiled look at mega-marts like Walmart, looks incredibly unsettling if the GIF at this link is any indication.
2. "White Noise", also known as the musical Whoopi Goldberg swept in and put her money behind, seems to be causing quite a hubbub. The Reader titled their review "Hate: The Musical", and described the production as making "an implausible case for tolerance." Tomorrow, WBEZ's own Dueling Critics will take it on, and tell us if there's anything behind all the vitriol.
3. It's the best of both world's at iO this week, for those who love theater and movies. The show, which is called "The Dude Abides", is a musical adapatation of the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. It runs tonight and every Thursday until May 19th.