Burning Bluebeard, The Ruffians at Theater Wit, through Jan. 25. Jay Torrence's critically acclaimed meditation on Chicago's deadly 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire is back again for a special anniversary revival. What's more, the production features the original 2011 cast that debuted the piece with The Neo-Futurists. SCM
Hellcab, Profiles Theatre Main Stage, through Jan. 12. The return of Paul Dillon as the lone pilgrim in the yellow sedan brings full circle Will Kern's 20-year-old parable of trial and resurrection on a wintery Chicago Christmas Eve. MSB
Late Nite Catechism, Royal George Theatre, open run. "John Paul II grew up with the polka, but Pope Francis danced the tango, and that's very different kind of dance," says Sister in this quirky performance verité show, now celebrating the 20th year of its continuous run. MSB
The Normal Heart, Timeline Theatre at Stage 773, through Dec. 29. What if you, and thousands like you, were sickdying, in factand the government, the doctors and the insurers refused to believe it? Larry Kramer's docudrama tells how, not so long ago, AIDS came to America.
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