The 28th Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival


Bad Dates, or What Killed That Monkey In Indiana Jones Only Makes Me Stronger

Eileen Tull's journey through the asteroid field of love, dating, and Harrison Ford.

Beardos, Fancy Beer and Beyond

PinkElephant Theater Troupe presents a series of skits about Chicago's hipster scene created and performed by youth artists.

Best of "The Bowman Brothers Radio Hour"

Brian & Mitch Bowman act out a collection of their all-time greatest radio sketches. From Mitch Salm.

Blau Space / Reverse Gossip: A Collection of Pretend Cell Phone Conversations

A Barrie Cole collaboration with Robert Metrick, and a staged version of Cole's public performance art project.

The Book

El Bear presents a funny, magical-realism-filled exploration of man's need to find meaning in everything.

Beau Story Animal

Beau O'Reilly unwraps Last Week, a one act play and This is a Movie of a report I am Making to the Third Grade, a short film.

Cabaret Prop'd

A weekly Variety Show featuring music, dance, burlesque, and more.

The Crooked Mouth

Crooked Mouth celebrates its new CD LOVE LOVE LOVE STOP LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Disney Pixar's Beeers

Hawkeye Plainview presents Rory Jobst's new play.

Footnotes for an Apology

Guilt, regret, transgression, and redemption are explored in a series of monologues and vignettes by Adam Webster

Full Moon Vaudeville

Opening Celebration of the 28th Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival.


Prop Thtr preents the story of a farming family struggling through a heat wave and emphasizes how climate change can dramatically impact relationships and lifestyles.

The Ghoul Exhibition

Theatre Y presents this new solo performance by Héctor Álvarez.

Hatchet Lady

An original riot grrl rock musical by the Runaways Lab Theatre.

Love in a Maze

Zach Weinberg & Zoë DePreta adapt Eliza Haywood's Fantomina.

Mine-Haha Or On The Bodily Education of Young Girls

Organic Theatre Company presents a play based on the short story by Frank Wedekind.

Martin on Hickley on Foster: The Home Visit

A sequel to Michael Martin's acclaimed solo show, Hinckley on Foster: The Hearing.

Nothing But Net

A Very Curious Basketball Tournament, a benefit with family-style banquet.


Multimedia percussion and dance performance from Carrie Biolo and Maria Formolo.

On Blue By You

A movement lecture created by Joshua Hoglund.

On Loss

A short play cycle by Mark Chrisler.


A new play by Alexander Milne.

A Saga Tribute Play

The Official Theater Company of Quad Graphics Inc. presents this tribute to the comic book.


Jenny Magnus contemplates the difficulty and necessity of reclamation.

Starrs is Getting Up There

Chicago poet and storyteller John Starrs presents a retrospective of his work.

Table Life

Soup and love stories from Rachel Claff and Chloe Johnston.

Thinking Outside the Magician's Box

Curious Theatre Branch presents Matt Test and Sue Cargill's Chamber Opera, featuring a Magician and a Saw.

variations on an (original) theme: a suite in eight movements

A violinist struggles with depression and suicide in Tricia Park's performance piece.


This year's panel discussion.

You're His Child

Musician and theater artist Emmy Bean creates a meditation on religion, song and family history.

.44 croMagnum

M.C. Steffen directs Joshua Harris' prehistoric farce about a trio of cannibalistic cavemen.