Flash back to the 1980s with the Chicago return of interactive comedy hit Tony 'n Tina's Wedding. That's rightthere's now a nostalgia angle applied to the largely improvised event show that ran and ran for a long time off-Broadway and in the Windy City. Tony 'n Tina's Wedding returns starting Thursday, Sept. 22, for the ceremony at Resurrection Church, 3309 N. Seminary Ave., with a full meal at the reception at Vinnie Black's Coliseum ( Chicago Theater Works ), 1113 W. Belmont Ave. Performance times vary on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays through Friday, Dec. 30. Tickets are $75, which includes an Italian-style buffet dinner, a 1980s dance reception and a champagne toast. For more information, call 773-327-3778 or visit TonyLovesTina.com .
Distance, Strawdog Theatre Company at Factory Theater, through Oct. 1. Even families in crisis deserve their dignity, and Jerre Dye endows his characters with remedies, preventatives and a chance to have their say in Strawdog's triumphant return. MSB
Don't Dress for Dinner, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn, through Oct. 9. After a two-year hiatus, this professional suburban theater company is back with solid laughs in a production of Marc Camoletti's acclaimed and adultery-filled French farce. SCM
Naperville, Theater Wit, through Oct. 16. It's not a suburb, this little town to our southwest, but a full-service community with caffeine depots dispensing fortification and fellowship to courageous people facing uncertain futures just like those of their pioneer forebearers. MSB
A Red Line Runs Through It, Second City e.t.c., in an open run. Laugh at all the timely sketches focusing on trending topics like Black Girl Magic, controversial local news and drag tips for straight men. SCM
By Barnidge and Morgan