Theater is hot in Chicago this week

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If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Chicago this week, from a live soap opera to a magic show.

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"Southern Gothic"

From the event description:

Think of "Southern Gothic" as a live soap opera that unfolds inside a model home showroom.

When: Friday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.
Where: Windy City Playhouse South, 2229 S. Michigan Ave.
Price: $75

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"Miracle: A Musical 108 Years in the Making"

From the event description:

Remember way back in 2016 when Cubs fans who'd been bleeding blue for generations were finally rewarded with a World Series win? Feel that pleasant shudder? Now you can relive the sheer ecstasy of that amazing experience — set to music, no less — just 2.5 miles from the friendly confines, in the air-conditioned comfort of the Royal George Theatre.

When: Friday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.
Where: Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St.
Price: $44

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"Drunk Shakespeare"

From the event description:

A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of the Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to join a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour.

When: Friday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.
Where: The Lounge at The Lion, 182 N. Wabash Ave.
Price: $20-$45

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"Bible Bingo: An Act of Charity ... in Two Acts"

From the event description:

"Late Nite Catechism" has been a hit with Chicago audiences since 1993. Now you can graduate to even more Catholic-based hilarity with "Bible Bingo" at the Royal George Theatre.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St.
Price: $15.50

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"The Signature Show"

From the event description:

Sunday nights are now featuring "The Signature Show," the show that created the venue. An homage to the historic Chicago Magic Bar scene, "The Signature Show" features table-side magic followed by two stage performances.

When: Sunday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
Where: Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark St.
Price: $21

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Parking in Chicago can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Chicago parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the CTA's website for nearby stations and schedules.

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