Memories are on stage this weekend with the story of Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal at the North Shore Center in Skokie and military personnel sharing their stories in “The Telling Project” at Piven Theatre.

This week’s theater options include:

Wiesenthal: A play about Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal

A one-man play tells the incredibly compelling story of a holocaust survivor who was responsible for bringing over 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice.
At North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, runs Oct. 20-21, tickets $42-72

The Telling Project

Local military personnel and family members share their experiences with the goal of strengthening a sense of community and facilitating meaningful contact between civilians and those who have served. Veterans are admitted free for all performances.
By Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St., runs through Oct. 21, tickets $20


In an ambulatory, multi-disciplinary theatrical experience, follow a white rabbit through various locations throughout the Main-Dempster Mile.
By Upended Productions outdoors, starting at 829 Chicago Ave., runs through Oct. 21, tickets: $17-25

Curve of Departure

In a cramped motel room in New Mexico, four people grapple with the demands of ordinary life and the decisions of an uncertain future.
At Northlight Theater, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, runs through Oct. 21, tickets $30-57

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

Join the Conversation


  1. Worthy Subject

    Wonderful to see Simon Weisenthal’s story being told on stage. He is a true hero of the Jewish people and a testement to what humans can endure and overcome. 

  2. The Telling Project

    An incredibly powerful performance by military vets telling strong, personal stories – very well-directed.

    1. The Telling Project

      A compelling personal account of each veteran’s personal and official experience in the military. The “Telling” and sharing their own stories is moving, inspiring and brave.

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