Steppenwolf Theatre, (312) 335-1650
Yasmina Reza’s comedy about a doctor’s purchase of an all-white painting by a hot artist is smart, droll, and savvy, said the Chicago Tribune. Still, there’s a “sudden datedness” attached to a play that probes “the urge to buy as a poetic impulse.”
This Beautiful City
Vineyard Theatre, (212) 353-0303
This “lively docudrama examines America’s homegrown evangelical movement,” said the Associated Press. The Civilians troupe draws on real-life interviews and “doesn’t sensationalize,” even when dealing with touchy subjects like the sordid scandals of former New Life Church leader Ted Haggard.
Goldman Theater, (800) 494-8497
Hillel Mittelpunkt’s “quietly haunting” play tells the story of three well-to-do Tel Aviv intellectuals whose car accidentally strikes a Chinese man, said The Washington Post. The actors’ taut, intelligent performances “have the audience leaning forward almost all night.”