Dynamic Dramedies
From intimate portrayals of Americana to highly fantastical journeys to Munchkinland, Hot Tix has great dramedies for half-price! Use the red buttons to buy half-price tickets for a particular performance or visit  HotTix.org  for future dates and more shows.
The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St. in the Wicker Park neighborhood

A modern twist on the classic American road story. A twister lands the teenage Dorothy and her house in Munchkinland. Right on top of a wicked witch. Her phone won't work, her dog is scared, and she's desperate to get home to what little family she has left. But the town's residents are gleefully celebrating Dorothy's powers as the fabled Witch Slayer. When Glinda and the munchkins can't convince her to stick around and be their new hero, they send her off on the road of yellow brick wearing magical boots soaked in the red blood of the slain witch. A favor from the fabled all-powerful Wizard will be her only chance to get out of Oz.
Best suited for audiences 10 and up.
Half-Price Performances This Week:
American Theater Company
1909 W. Byron Ave. in the North Center neighborhood
Last Chance!

Closeted and dogged by an acute sense of failure for most of his life until he ended it, William Inge wrote some of the great lyrical plays of the American mid-century, and Picnic was his masterpiece, his playground, and, quite possibly, his fantasy. In this loving reimagining, Artistic Director Will Davis puts Inge at the center of his play and animates what is both sacred and profane about small town life against the backdrop of dust bowl hymns and love songs. Part seance, part love letter to a ghost, this Picnic explores a life lived at the periphery of one's own desire.
Half-Price Performances This Week:
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood

PhD candidates Sanam and Ariel have spent the better part of the last decade exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as these close friends are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error in their calculations, which could cause catastrophic damage to their reputations, careers, and friendship. Now, Sanam is confronted with an impossible choice: look the other way or stand by her principles and accept the consequences?
Half-Price Performances This Week:
Plan ahead! Visit HotTix.org for half-price performances through May 7
Where Did We Sit On the Bus?
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in the Lincoln Park neighborhood

An electric one-man show pulsing with Latin rhythms, rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and live looping. During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask, “Where did we sit on the bus?” and his teacher can’t answer the question. This thrilling autobiographical production examines what it means to be Latino through the eyes of a child, turned teenager, turned adult.
Half-Price Performances Next Week:
Plan ahead! Visit HotTix.org for half-price performances through May 6
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