Five Best Things to Do in December

POCKET GUIDE: A cultural short-list for the month, in order of buzz—including Andrew Bird, John Waters, a dance adventure, and more

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A scene from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

We are, and deliciously so, when Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Steppenwolf, sink their fangs into Edward Albee

12/2–2/13 Nobody tops Albee for eviscerating dialogue. (“If you existed, I’d divorce you.”) And nobody is more equipped to deliver it than Morton and Letts. The power pair bring on the emotional laceration, the lacerating comedy, and the deliciously degenerate parlor game Get the Guests.

Previews 12/2–11; $20–$52. Regular run $20–$75. Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted.


Photograph: Saverio Truglia



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