As the birthplace of modern improv, Chicago boasts a theater scene teeming with off-the-cuff comedy troupes. Laugh at the best of them with this weeklong itinerary of long-standing local improv shows.
In Seth Bockley’s biting new satire Ask Aunt Susan, a young man becomes embroiled in a seemingly harmless act of anonymous role-play. Stepping into the shoes of a cheery Internet advice columnist named Susan, he forges connections with lonely and hopeless people across the country. With each click, read, and response, the lure of being Susan grows ever stronger.