Theater: What’s opening and closing this week, Sept. 22

Just a heads up: One of these individuals gets very, very naked during "Arguendo." Credit: Joan Marcus
Just a heads up: One of these individuals gets very, very naked during “Arguendo.”
Credit: Joan Marcus

Check out what’s happening in the world of theater this week:

OPENING

‘Arguendo’
This new creation from the Elevator Repair Service (“Gatz”) is a theatrical presentation of the 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre opening Tuesday, Sept. 24. They use the entire oral argument, verbatim, as the foundation of this new work about a group of exotic dancers challenging a ban on public nudity. John Collins directs. Tickets are on sale at www.publictheater.org.

CLOSING

‘Stop.Reset.’
It’s your last chance to see ReGina Taylor’s “Stop.Reset” at the Signature Theatre this coming Sunday, Sept. 29. The owner of Chicago’s oldest African-American book-publishing company must question each of his employees to determine who is still relevant and is forced to discover just how far he will go to survive in the rapidly changing e-book world. Tickets are on sale at www.signaturetheatre.org.

‘The Two Character Play’
Closing next Sunday, Sept. 29, is “The Two Character Play” by Tennessee Williams at New World Stages. A brother and sister find themselves deserted by their acting troupe and forced to perform without them. This production stars Amanda Plummer (“Pulp Fiction”) and Brad Dourif (“The Lord of the Rings”) and is directed by Gene David. Tickets are on sale at www.thetwocharacterplay.com.


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