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The Crucible at Steppenwolf is one of many exciting fall shows. Photo by Michael Brosilow


The fall season means many things but, to theatergoers, it signifies one thing: new line-ups with exciting shows. Below is just what a few companies are offering late this year and into 2008:

Apple Tree Theatre in Highland Park will celebrate 25 years with such productions as Twilight of the Golds ( Oct. 20-Nov. 11 ) , The Mistress Cycle ( Dec. 15-Jan. 5 ) and Match ( March 15-April 6 ) . Subscriptions are $140-$165; see .

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's three-play subscription series covers Cymbeline ( running through Nov. 11 ) , Othello ( Feb. 3-April 6 ) and The Comedy of Errors ( April 27-June 29 ) . Subscriptions run $120-$198; see or call 312-595-5600.

City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, already is running Hound of the Baskervilles until Oct. 14. Future productions include Twelfth Night ( Jan. 11-Feb. 24 ) and Pudd'nhead Wilson ( May 2-June 15 ) . For subscription information, call 773-293-3682 or see .

The Goodman Theatre's Albert Theatre offerings include the critically-acclaimed Passion Play ( running through Oct. 21 ) , Shining City ( Jan. 12-Feb. 17 ) , Trip to Bountiful ( March 1-April 6 ) , The Ballad of Emmett Till ( April 26-June 1 ) and The Boys are Coming Home ( June 21-July 27 ) . Owen Theatre productions are The Cook ( Oct. 20-Nov. 18 ) , Horton Foote Festival ( Jan. 26-March 2 ) and Ain't Misbehavin' ( April 5-May 4 ) . See or call 312-443-3800.

Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre's 2008 season will include favorites such as Les Miserables ( Feb. 13-May 11 ) , Nunsense ( May 14-July 14 ) and The Full Monty ( July 16-Sept. 21 ) . Visit or call 847-634-0200.

Next Theatre, Evanston, features The Busy World is Hushed ( through Oct. 14 ) , Defiance ( Nov. 8-Dec. 9 ) , The American Dream Songbook ( Feb. 14-March 22 ) and 9 Parts of Desire ( May 3-18 ) . See or call 847-475-1875.

Raven Theatre's 25th season will feature Night of the Iguana ( Oct. 9-Dec. 8 ) , Columbinus ( Jan. 22-March 15 ) and Laughter on the 23rd Floor ( April 29-June 28 ) . Subscriptions are only $50. The theatre is located at 6157 N. Clark; see .

Remy Bumppo, 3717 N. Ravenswood, will showcase Fiction ( Sept. 27-Nov. 4 ) , The Philadelphia Story ( Nov. 15-Jan. 6 ) and Bronte ( March 20-May 4 ) . See or call 773-244-8119.

Among the offerings from the side project are Laura Jacqmin's Butt Nekkid ( opening Nov. 11 ) and Adam Rapp's Faster ( opening March 6 ) . See .

The 32nd season for Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted, includes The Crucible ( through Nov. 11 ) , Good Boys and True ( Dec. 12-Feb. 16 ) and Superior Donuts ( Jun. 19-Aug. 17 ) . Call 312-335-1650 or see .

TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington, is showcasing Paradise Lost ( running through Oct. 21 ) , Tesla's Letters ( Nov. 10-Dec. 23 ) , Dolly West's Kitchen ( Jan. 26-March 22 ) and Fiorello! ( April 19-June 15 ) , a remounting of its 2006 production. FlexPass subscriptions are $96. See or call 773-281-TIME ( 8463 ) .

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