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Drama scenes take over Chicagoland stages this summer and fall

Men Should Weep
Men Should Weep
Men Should Weep

Dead Writers Theatre Collective presents Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth adapted by Dawn Keeler at Chicago’s Stage 773 Cabaret on 1225 W. Belmont Avenue (August 28-30). The three benefit performances will take place in a cabaret setting with period costumes, plus antique props and furniture. The play features Ann Marie White, Sean McGill, Joanna Riopelle, Rob Cramer, Jonathan Crabtree, Maeghan Looney, Andrea Young, Jake Meyer, Kevin Sheehan, and Kerry Sheridan. Tickets ($40) include a complimentary glass of wine. Funds raised will go to Dead Writers Theatre Collective. For details, visit

There’s still time to see Griffin Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of Ena Lamont Stewart’s Men Should Weep featuring Katherine Banks, Maggie Cain, Christina Gorman, Ada Grey, Curtis Jackson, Jodi Kingsley, Tim Martin, Lori Myers, Ashley Neal, Amanda Powell, Ellie Reed, Michael Saguto, Roxanne Saylor, T. Isaac Sherman, and Scot West. The Scottish drama directed by Robin Witt performs through August 10 on the East Stage of the Raven Theatre Complex, on 6157 N. Clark Street. For tickets and more information, visit

Timeline Theatre presents My Name is Asher Lev, Aaron Posner’s adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel. This Chicago premiere runs from August 28 to October 18 at Stage 773 on 1225 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago. For tickets, call 773-327-5252 or visit For details, visit

Writers Theatre opens its season with the Midwest premiere of Isaac’s Eye by Lucas Hnath from September 2 to December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon on 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe. For more information, visit