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Five Best Things to Do in December

POCKET GUIDE: A cultural shortlist for the month, in order of buzz

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Steppenwolf's 'Penelope'


Yep. John Mahoney in a Speedo. See how he fares against similarly bethonged suitors when it comes to seducing the title babe in this outré take on Homer’s Odyssey at Steppenwolf.

UPDATE: According to the Steppenwolf website, ensemble member Tracy Letts will join the cast of Penelope. John Mahoney recently left the production due to an unexpected death in his family.


12/1–2/5 Enda Walsh’s wacktastic take on Homeric legend. Amy Morton directs. Previews 12/1–10; $20–$52. Regular run $20–$78. Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted. steppenwolf.org.

PLUS: Check out our Holiday Schlock-o-Meter, a printable guide of this year’s seasonal events, from cheesy to classy, naughty to nice »


Photograph: Sandro


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