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Fortune in Rosemont

November 29, 2013


Fortune in Rosemont

"Chelsea Lately" regular Fortune Feimster headlines shows this weekend at Zanies in Rosemont. A former Hollywood columnist, Feimster was a semifinalist last year on "Last Comic Standing" and performs regularly with The Groundlings, a famed Los Angeles improv company.

8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25, plus a two-item food or beverage minimum. (847) 813-0484 or .

Romp with a rogue

Out of money, roguish Sir John Falstaff decides to replenish his purse by wooing the most prominent women in town (who team up and conspire against the would-be seducer) in Shakespeare's jolly comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Scott Jaeck stars as Sir John in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production, which features Kelli Fox and Heidi Kettenring as Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. CST artistic director Barbara Gaines directs the production, which is set in post-World War II England.

Previews begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. The show opens Dec. 11. $48-$78. (312) 595- 5600 or .

Mystery revealed

Remy Bumppo Theatre artistic associate David Darlow directs the company's revival of J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls." Set in 1912 England, the whodunit centers around the Birling family, whose upper-middle-class existence is upended by the arrival of Inspector Goole (artistic director Nick Sandys), who brings news of the suicide of a young woman with whom the family, as it turns out, is intimately familiar.

Previews begin 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens Dec. 9. $32.50-$57.50. (773) 404-7336 or .

-- Barbara Vitello

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