Theatrical variety is on parade this weekend as monologist David Kodeski and composer Eric Reda co-author an opera tracking a gay life in the arts, while Oak Park's Circle Theatre goes Bollywood and eta Creative Arts tackles a drama by Lonnie Elder III.
Expect a pitiless look at gender politics when Rendition Theatre presents August Strindberg's 1887 tragedy The Father at the Swedish American Museum. Or, leap forward 100 years and watch Lanford Wilson anatomize the sexual mores of New York Bohemians of the greed-is-good era.
So you think you’ve seen Georges Seurat’s famous painting "A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte –1884"? You know, the pointillist one that inspired Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sunday in the Park with George? See it with new eyes when the Art Institute and Chicago Shakespeare collaborate to present a living version of the picture.