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    Now Playing in Indiana - Outdoors:

    **** August 6th, “Disney’s Moana Jr” presented by Seedlings Theatre Company of Hobart, Park Plays, Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF), Indiana Dunes State Park.  Free.  FYI  www.parkplays.org or www.nietf.org.

    Now Playing in Illinois

    Through August 9th, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, "Judy & Liza — Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert — A Tribute" Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (Downstairs Mainstage). $25.00 FYI www.greenhousetheater.org.

    Now Live-Streaming - Single Dates:

    August 3rd, 12:00 noon, through August 10th, 12:00 noon, "The End of TV" Manual Cinema’s 10th Anniversary Retrospectacular!, available for 24/7 on-demand viewing, Manual Cinema, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.manualcinema.com/watch.

    August 3rd, 7:00 pm, "ShowTunes Shakespeare" with Art 4, Live-Streaming from Shakespeare at Notre Dame. Donations invited. FYI https://www.youtube.com/user/shakespeareatnd/

    August 7th, 7:00 pm, Reading performance of "The Interrogator" a new play by Russell Leigh Sharman, 2020 Arkansas New Play Festival, TheatreSquared. Live-streamed free at www.playarkansas.org.  Donations invited.  Full Festival Play Fest Passes, $45.  FYI www.theatre2.org.

    August 8th, 7:00 pm, Live Concert featuring Grammy Award-winner Larry Mitchell, U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, and blues and folk musician Katie Martin, Live-Streaming from West Theatre at TheatreSquared, Northwest Arkansas.  Donation invited.  FYI (479) 777-7477 or www.theatre2.org.

    August 8th, 8:00 pm, "The End of TV" live, online, virtual talkback reuniting production’s creators, collaborators and fans, Manual Cinema’s 10th Anniversary Retrospectacular!  Free.  FYI www.manualcinema.com/watch.

    August 10th, 12:00 noon, through August 17th, 12:00 noon, "No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks" Manual Cinema’s 10th Anniversary Retrospectacular!, available for 24/7 on-demand viewing, Manual Cinema, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.manualcinema.com/watch.

    Live-Streaming - Limited Run

    Through August 3rd at 12:00 noon, "Lula Del Ray" Manual Cinema’s 10th Anniversary Retrospectacular!, available for 24/7 on-demand viewing, Manual Cinema, Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.manualcinema.com/watch.

    Through August 8th, "The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 4 LOCKDOWN!" Live-Streaming from Hell in a Handbag Productions at Stage 773, Chicago.  $20 FYI  www.stage773.com or www.handbagproductions.org.  

    Through August 8th, "Punk Yankees" Lucky Plush, Streaming through DANCECleveland Virtual Dance Festival. Also Performances by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Company Wang Ramirez and Vertigo Dance Company. Free. Register at https://www.dancecleveland.org/events/2020/07/25/dance-on-ohio-danceclev...

    Through August 28th, 5:30 pm, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2020, a Virtual Tour highlighting the vitality of our city’s neighborhoods with nightly streamed “Green Show” performances from local artists. Chicagoans of all ages are encouraged to bring Shakespeare to their own outdoor settings. Record and share your own open-air rendition of a favorite line or scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and tag your posts #MyMidsummerCHI. Free. FYI www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.

    Open-Run Performances:

    Until Theater Returns, "The Liminal Space" Court Theatre will live-stream their empty stage for quiet meditation. FYI www.CourtTheatre.org/theliminalspace

    **** Open Run: "Doll Face Has a Party!" Live-Streaming on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre, CCT's YouTube Channel.
    Free. FYI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClI9nwq0sLwmxnSC8xvN9lw

    **** Open Run: "Frederick: A Virtual Puppet Performance" Live-Streaming on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre, CCT's YouTube Channel. Free. FYI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClI9nwq0sLwmxnSC8xvN9lw

    Open Run, "The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral" 30 digital plays in 60 minutes, Live-Streaming weekly from The Neo-Futurist Theater, Chicago. Tickets start at $3 per week. FYI www.neofuturists.org/events/the-infinite-wrench-goes-viral/.

    Open Run, Roberto Bolaño’s "2666" Live-Streaming from the Goodman Theatre, Chicago. Free. FYI www.GoodmanTheatre.org/Watch2666.

    Open Run, "The Happiest Place on Earth" Live-Streaming from Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago. Pay what you wish. FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org/stream.

    Open Run, World Premiere, "Masque of the Red Coronavirus" free live-streaming. Black Button Eyes, Chicago. FYI www.blackbuttoneyes.com/masque-of-the-red-coronavirus.

    Open Run, PLAY(S) AT HOME: A GREEN THEATRE FESTIVAL, Live-Streaming from Connective Theater Company, Chicago. Free. FYI www.connectivetheatrecompany.com

    Open Run, PLAY(S) AT HOME, A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL, Live-Streaming from Connective Theater Company, Chicago. Free. FYI www.connectivetheatrecompany.com

    Open Run, "Out of Touch" Live-Streaming from Annoyance Theatre, Chicago. Suggested donation, $5.00. FYI www.theannoyance.com/lockin.

    Open Run, "The Rogue Aviator" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available on Patreon. Access to all stage productions recordings: $5 FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org

    Open Run, "Stupid Shakespeare's PickleRickicles" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Recommended for Ages 16 years +, Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org

    Open Run, "Super Richard World III" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org

    Open Run, "Medusa Undone" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org

    Open Run, Every Sunday at 7 p.m., "Improvised Dungeons and Dragons" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org

    Open Run, Every Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m., "Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic" Available on Facebook. Everyone may submit 3-5 minute video performances to james@otherworldtheatre.org to be featured on our Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic. This isn't limited to comedy; all performance art welcome! FREE FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org

    Open Run, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 & 9:30, "Virtual ComedySportz" ComedySportz, Available on Zoom. FREE, donations welcome. FYI www.cszchicago.com.

    Open Run, Monday through Friday at 2:00, Laugh Factory Live, Live-Streaming from the Laugh Factory, Chicago. FREE. FYI www.youtube.com/user/TheLaughFactory.

    Classes & Camps:

    Through August 7th, Summer Camp, In-Person Session 4: Best of Broadway (Ages 7-18), Infinity Arts Academy, LLC, 3633 N. California, Chicago. Pricing varies per session. FYI https://infinityartschicago.com/2020-summer-camp-registration-1

    August 6th, 7th, 8th, 7:00-9:00 pm, "Experiments in Light and Shadow: Shadow Puppetry" Instructor: Tom Lee, Chicago Puppet Fest’s live online workshops.  $185 for five, two-hour sessions.  FYI www.chicagopuppetfest.org.

    August 8th, 9th, 15th, 1:00-3:00 pm, August 13th, 14th, 7:00-9:00 pm, "A Miniature Universe: Intro to the Toy Theater" Instructor: Blair Thomas, Chicago Puppet Fest’s live online workshops.  $185 for five, two-hour sessions.  FYI www.chicagopuppetfest.org.

    Summer, 2020, Virtual Private Acting & Dance Lessons (1 hr/week) (Ages 7-18), Infinity Arts Academy, LLC, 3633 N. California, Chicago. Pricing varies per session. FYI https://infinityartschicago.com/2020-summer-camp-registration-1

    August 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 7:00-9:00 pm, "Playing with Crankies: Explorations in Shadows and Scrolling Panoramas" Instructor: Myra Su, Chicago Puppet Fest’s live online workshops.  $185 for five, two-hour sessions.  FYI www.chicagopuppetfest.org.

    August 19th, 21st, 26th, & 28th, Wednesdays & Fridays, 1 – 2:30, "Theatre’s Greatest Moments", Remy Bumppo. How to join, link, and access information will be sent by email. $60. FYI www.remybumppo.org. **

    ** 2 Class Summer Pass, Interested in taking both "Directing Dissected" AND "Theatre's Greatest Moments" with Remy Bumppo this summer? Purchase the two Class Summer Pass and SAVE $20! $100. FYI www.remybumppo.org.

    Now Playing in Michigan:

    Now Playing in Wisconsin:

    *** Family Friendly and/or Children's Theatre

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