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Broom Street Theater's Chat ;) is an entertaining comedy about the challenges of online dating

Dan Myers' Chat ;) is a romantic comedy in which a boy meets girl, and then lots of texting ensues. He directs a production of this play for Broom Street Theater (through March 8). >More
 Strollers Theatre tackles tough questions about the moral ambiguity of war in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Strollers Theatre explores life in a war-wrecked city by giving the dead a voice. At the time of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad is filled with the ghosts of tyrants, children, soldiers and many victims of murder, including a tiger killed in captivity. >More
 American Players Theatre's Too Many Husbands is an appealingly absurd tale about falling out of love

No side of the love triangle that is Too Many Husbands is left unmarred by Victoria, the wily star of W. Somerset Maugham's play about marriage, violence and adultery. What sounds like a soap opera is actually a lighthearted domestic comedy set in post-World War I Britain and performed on American Players Theatre's Up-the-Hill stage (through Sept. 14). >More
 Madison Theatre Guild's boom is a smart, witty comedy about sex, fate and the end of the world

boom by the Madison Theatre Guild (through May 4 at the Bartell Theatre) starts with a Craigslist ad in the personals section. Jo, a journalism student (Stacy DeGolier), advertises her desire for "sex to change the course of the world," which leads her into the underground laboratory of Jules, a marine biologist (Nate Peterson). She bursts onto the scene ready for earth-shattering intercourse, only to find a nerd obsessed with his apocalyptic theories. >More
 Whimsy, irony and a bit of nostalgia help Broom Street Theater's Superhero Boogie soar

Superhero Boogie (through April 13 at Broom Street Theater) brings to life the stories of eight superheroes, pulling material from their glory days of comic books on tape. The play examines the line between childhood and adulthood, sticking to the audio script just enough to highlight the protagonists' adventures but also the nonsensical plots and scientific references that have long since lost their modern sheen. >More
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