An adaptation of Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” opens Friday, Inaside Chicago Dance performs Saturday, a sleepover turns scary at Mudlark and Writers Theatre offers a fable about a witch.

This week’s theater options include:

Jane Eyre
A young woman arrives at an English manor to begin work as a governess, unaware of the dark secrets stirring in the attic in Polly Teale’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.”
At Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, runs Oct. 26 through Nov. 11, tickets $25

Inaside Chicago Dance
Inaside Chicago Dance’s fall concert includes a fun and energetic piece about flying and the return of “The Inner Circle,” showing off the strength and power of women.
At North Shore Theater, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. tickets $22-35

Want to watch something scary? It’s all fun and games at Cam and Lilah Crew’s sleepover… until the group decides to watch a horror movie. Ten hours and zero sleep later, the friends begin to see horror plots everywhere they go in this thrilling and outlandish parody of that first experience with a really scary story.
At Red Curtain Theater, Mudlark Theater Company, 1417 Hinman Ave., Oct. 25-28, tickets $10

Mischief is afoot in the sleepy village of Edmonton and the fate of the world is at stake in this smart modern fable. When the emotionally conflicted son of the local lord and an ambitious newcomer come into conflict, help presents itself to both of them in the same guise—as the Devil himself. But while these two young men take advantage of the Devil’s bargain to accomplish their own questionable ends, someone else in town stands her ground—Elizabeth, an outcast whom everyone believes to be a witch. For ages 14 and up.
Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, runs through Dec. 16 tickets $50

Sweet Charity
A dance-filled, groovy musical comedy that explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a dance hall hostess in New York City
At Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, runs through Oct. 28, tickets $50-60

Shrek the Musical
A tale of an unlikely hero on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess.
At Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, runs through Dec. 30, tickets $50-60

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