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A variety of venues stage an array of plays in Chicagoland

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"After two years of interviewing and writing this play I am so excited to get it in front of an audience," states award-winning actor and playwright Danielle Pinnock of her one-woman show The Body Image Project at Gorilla Tango Bucktown. "This is relevant, focused theater that addresses the pervasive obsession with our bodies that permeates our culture." Directed by El Stories creator Thomas Murray, The Body Image Project performs on April 18-19, April 24-26 at pm. For tickets ($15) call 773-598-4549. For details about the project, visit www.bodyimageprojectplay.com.

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Beginning on April 18, The Rack of Khan: A Star Trek Burlesque will perform every Friday at 9 p.m. at Gorilla Tango Theater Bucktown on 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. For tickets and more information, visit www.GorillaTango.com.

Last chance to see Elizabeth Birnkrant and Jake Carr in the world premiere of Darlin’ written by Joshua Rollins. Presented by Step Up Productions, the dark comedy concludes its run on April 13 at The Athenaeum Theatre on 2936 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.stepupproductions.org.

Seanachaí Theatre Company presents the U.S. premiere of Billy Roche’s drama Lay Me Down Softy from April 23 to May 25 at The Den Theatre on 1333 N. Milwaukee in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.seanachai.org.

Shattered Globe Theatre ensemble members Rebecca Jordan, Kate LoConti, Drew Schad, Angie Shriner, Kevin Viol star in Sally Nemeth’s Mill Fire from April 24 to June 7 at Theater Wit on 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago. Tickets to the drama are available at www.theaterwit.org.

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2013-14 season with Calamity West’s world premiere The Doll’s House Project: Ibsen is Dead from May 8 to June 8 at The Athenaeum Theatre on 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.athenaeumtheatre.org.

Tom Dudzick’s comedy Miracle on South Division Street opens May 1 and runs through June 1 at Theatre at the Center on 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana—35 minutes from downtown Chicago. Tickers ($40-$44) are available at 219-836-3255 and at www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

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