Two fine works in spaces smaller than your attic: Redtwist Theatre in Edgewater gives pride of place to an early play by Pulitzer-Prizewinner Bruce Norris set on the homefront during the Vietnam War. Trap Door Theatre offers two plays, one a U.S. premier, by Czech Velvet Revolutionary Vaclav Havel. Even if you don't remember who he is, you'll find Havel's loopily bitter comedy a perfect complement to a midwinter's night.
Kelly KleimanStarting tonight (Thursday the 5th), the Gift Theatre will present Ten, a collection of ten ten-minute plays written to celebrate the theater's tenth anniversary by no-slouch playwrights including David Rabe, Eric Bogosian and Stephen Adly Guir
1. Looking ahead: Northwestern's SummerStage season starts June 24 with The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project: Applause! Applause! A Celebration of Charles Strouse, with performances by Strouse himself and Christine Ebersole.