The MCA's Global Stage series presents Tercer Cuerpo (Third Wing) featuring Argentinean theater company Timbre 4, one of the most influential theater ensembles in Buenos Aires. Starting tonight, the dark comedy by playwright Claudio Tolcachir transforms MCA’s Edlis Neeson Theater into an abandoned office building where employees seeking happiness find themselves working on antiquated tasks. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on October 3 and October 5; and at 3 p.m. on October 6. For more information, visit www.mcachicago.org.
Chicago is also enjoying the Midwest premiere of Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe’s Terrminus. Presented by Interrobang Theatre Project and directed by co-artistic director Jeffry Stanton, the Dublin-set play performs on Sunday, October 6, and Saturday, October 5 at the Athenaeum Theatre on 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. To order a $25 ticket, visit www.athenaeumtheatre.org or call 773-935-6875. For more information on Interrobang Theatre Project, visit www.interrobangtheatreproject.org or www.facebook.com/interrobangtheat....
London’s National Theatre comes to Chicago's Music Box Theatre via the UK’s National Theatre Live broadcast of Kenneth Branagh in Macbeth at 1 p.m. on October 26. The series also presents Othello starring Adrian Lester on October 13; and Hamlet starring Rory Kinnear on November 20; as well as National Theatre Live's two versions of Frankenstein in December. Tickets are available at the box office at 3733 N. Southport Avenue or online at http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/collections/nt-live-2013.
These productions will also air at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus where Othello is slated for November 5; Macbeth for November 19; and Frankenstein with Jonny Lee Miller in the title role on November 12, then again on November 13 with Benedict Cumberbatch in the part. Tickets to all NT Live broadcasts are on sale now through the TIC Box Office at 847-491-7282 or online at www.tic.northwestern.edu/ntlive.