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* New Light Theater Project of New York and Chicago Dramatists Team Up for the W


* New Light Theater Project of New York and Chicago Dramatists team up for the world premiere of "Still Dance the Stars." A love story by Jayme McGhan, it's about a couple whose proposal became an internet sensation but whose marriage has begun to sputter, requiring a stuffed hippo to help repair it. Performances run Friday, Aug. 25, through Sept. 16 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. See newlighttheaterproject.com.

* Cards Against Humanity Live, a night of improv comedy inspired by the politically incorrect party game, returns at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, to the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org.

* Red Theater Chicago offers access performances of its revival of the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," Kristoffer Diaz's comedy about the world of professional wrestling. The theater hosts free captioned performances at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, and Thursday, Aug. 31, and a touch tour at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at 1802 W. Berenice Ave., Chicago. See redtheater.org.

* Porchlight Music Theatre launches its 23rd season with a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Second City's Up Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago. Titled "Chicago Sings: Sinatra and the Rat Pack," the event features performers Mark David Kaplan, Heidi Kettenring, Rob Lindley, Hollis Resnik, Stephen Schellhardt and others performing hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Tickets cost $75 and include refreshments, drinks and entertainment. (773) 777-9884 or porchlightmusictheatre.org.

* Hamburger Mary's Brew & Grille hosts adults-only HamBingo beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. The event supports Sideshow Theatre Company. The $15 donation gets you 10 bingo games. (773) 784-6969 or hamburgermarys.com.

* The eighth annual Chicago Fringe Festival opens Wednesday, Aug. 30, at several venues in Chicago's Jefferson Park. Performers hail from around the country and include: Barrel of Monkeys; Chicago magician Danny Dubin; solo performer and Buffalo Grove native Jeremy

Schaefer; Wishbone Theatre Collective from South Carolina; science comedian Brian Malow from North Carolina; mentalist Mark Toland; solo performer Kelly Haramis of Chicago; New York writer/performer Sid Ross and others. The festival also features Kids Fringe for kids 5-12. It runs Sept. 3-10. Performance venues include: Weston's, 4872 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago; The Playhouse at Jefferson Park, 4766 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago; The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago; and the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings St., Chicago. Most performances are $10 plus the one-time purchase of a $5 button. A four-show pass is $36, a 10-show pass is $80 and an unlimited pass is $175. Tickets and passes are available at each venue. See chicago fringe.org for a schedule.

* O Sole Trio perform hits from favorite musicals as part of their Bravissimo Broadway concert Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Covering about 70 years of classic musicals, the revue includes numbers from "Gypsy," "The Sound of Music," "Fiddler on the Roof," "My Fair Lady" and "Guys and Dolls" along with mashups like the one pairing Vesti La Giubba" from "Pagliacci" with "Send in the Clowns" from "A Little Night Music." (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.

* Like a choose-your-own-adventure novel, theatergoers choose their own play during (re)discover theatre's "For One," a 50-minute production comprised of five plays in which audience members affect the outcome. …

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