Clouds, Dog & Pony Th. Co., through June 5. Most British satire tends to be mean-spirited, but the author of Noises Off is curiously gentle in his wry scrutiny of three Anglo writers exploring Cuba. (Barnidge)
I Never Sang for My Father, Steppenwolf, through June 20. He's famous for being a crotchety and lovable dad on TV's Frasier. Come see John Mahoney stretch to create an astonishing portrait of a crotchety and unlovable dad in this polished revival. (Reed)
Moonlight and Magnolias, Goodman, through June 13. A new, true comedy about Gone with the Wind, as producer David Selznick fires gay director George Cukor, hires Victor Fleming, and gives Ben Hecht seven days to rewrite the script. (Abarbanel)
The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet, Chicago Shakespeare Th., through Aug. 15. The Second City gives Shakespeare a musical make-over, with MADTV's Michael Kegan-Key and Nicole Parker. (Reed)
By Abarbanel, Barnidge and Reed
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