* the Second City's "Twist Your Dickens" -- a Satirical Take on Charles Dickens'

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* the Second City's "Twist Your Dickens" -- a Satirical Take on Charles Dickens'


* The Second City's "Twist Your Dickens" -- a satirical take on Charles Dickens' beloved tale by "The Colbert Report" writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort -- returns to The Goodman Theatre for the third year. Performances begin Friday, Dec. 2, and run through Dec. 30 at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org.

* The Neo-Futurists perform their favorite mini-plays from 2016's "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" the first two weekends in December. Performances are at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, and the same times Dec. 9-11 at 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. (773) 275-5255 or neofuturists.org.

* Tom Boi Theatricals and The Cuckoo's Theater Project team up for "A Nutcracker Burlesque" in which an adult Clara receives an odd gift from Herr Drosselmeyer containing a piece of candy that takes her on a hallucinogenic trip to the Land of Sweets. The adults-only performance is at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago. See uptownunderground.net.

* Barrel of Monkeys' holiday-themed "That's Weird, Grandma: The Holiday Special Returns " runs Sunday, Dec. 4, through Jan. 2 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. The show consists of student-penned stories about the holiday traditions, elves and gift exchanges adapted and performed by BOM company members. (773) 506-7140 or barrelofmonkeys.org.

* WildClaw Theatre Company hosts Deathscribe 2016, its ninth annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays, at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The company chose five horror scripts from more than 100 submissions. Company members will perform the scripts accompanied by Foley artists and musicians. See wildclawtheatre.com.

* The North American tour of the Tony Award-winning drama "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's 2003 novel, begins performances Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago. The play centers on 15-year-old

Christopher, a bright young man on the autism spectrum, who tries to uncover the killer of his neighbor's dog. Performances run through Dec. 24. (800) 775-2000 or broadway inchicago.com or curiousbroadway.com.

* Previews begin Wednesday, Dec. 7, for Writers Theatre's world premiere of "The Hunter and the Bear," a play with music written and performed by PigPen Theatre Co. ("The Old Man and the Old Moon"). The play, which incorporates puppetry, centers around a hunter searching for his lost son, who uncovers an isolated woodland community whose members harbor secrets and confront supernatural threats. The play opens Dec. 14 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (847) 242-6000 or writerstheatre.org.

* Seven teens travel across the country in a Winnebago searching for a town in Canada that proposes to be "the last safe pocket of humanity" in "The Haven Place." A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of Levi Holloway's drama, which incorporates American Sign Language and features a deaf actress. Steven Wilson directs the play, which is performed by AROT's youth ensemble. Previews begin Thursday, Dec. 8, at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. The show opens Dec. 11. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org.

* Chicago Theater Works' contribution to holiday theater is the adults-only "The Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge," in which the characters from Charles Dickens' tale tell Ebenezer Scrooge what they really think of him. Performances begin Thursday, Dec. 8, at 1113 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (312) 391-0404 or chicagotheaterworks.com.

* The League of Chicago Theatres Theatre Thursdays series continues Thursday, Dec. 8, with Hell in a Handbag Productions' "The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular," about a newly sober, fading 1970s TV sitcom star who's offered a TV special following the death of his archrival Paul Lynde. …

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