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Libby Lane, Dan Gold and Sam Button-Harrison, the stars of The Book of Merman, reunite to appear alongside other Pride Films and Plays ensemble members in Robert Ollis' one-night-only revue Gay Today: A Pride Cabaret. It features plenty of songs of modern romance and self-discovery. Pride Films and Plays' Gay Today: A Pride Cabaret is 7 p.m. Monday, June 22, at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. General admission tickets are $15, while $25 VIP tickets with reserved cabaret seating are also available. Call 800-838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com or www.pridefilmsandplays.com .
The December Man, Mary-Arrchie Theatre at Angel Island, through June 28. The untimely taking of a lifewhether in a school shooting or the suicide of survivor's parents months latershare a moral connection in this stark little parable. MSB
The Diary of Anne Frank, Writers Theatre, Glencoe, extended through Aug. 16. The revised script of this familiar drama incorporates long-expurgated diary passages that make Anne more human and less saintly. The production also looks afresh at the characters to make them less archetypal and more nuanced. JA
MIRACLE!, Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, through July 10. Dan Savage makes sure that you'll never think of William Gibson's Helen Keller drama The Miracle Worker the same way again since he has hilariously reset the action in modern-day gay, drag and lesbian bars. SCM
Stick Fly, Windy City Playhouse, through July 6. Lydia R. Diamond's family drama questioned the value of money, education and lineage among privileged African-American aristocracy 20 years ago, and concludes in 2015 that they still don't guarantee happiness. MSB
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