of Retrospection, through March 25. With the advent
of the Industrial Revolution and the Napoleonic wars in the early
19th century came a renewed patriotism in Britain. This display
from Vassar College's Magoon Collection of British drawings and
prints features the work of the period's leading artists and architects
and includes landscapes, architectural and garden studies, images
of historic buildings, and scenes of everyday life in London and
the countryside. Smart Museum; call 773/702-0200.
String Quartet with Leon Fleisher, February 23. Considered
by critics one of the most exceptional ensembles of its generation,
this young quartet has played the world over. On this stop of
its current tour, the ensemble will be joined by pianist Leon
Fleisher, a former teacher at the Peabody Conservatory and master
of the left-handed piano technique. Mandel Hall; call 773/702-8068.
Fever, through March 4. Court Theatre presents
Noel Coward's sharp and witty play about the Blisses, an abnormal,
eccentric, dysfunctional family of four who are separated from
the real world by the mother's inability to let go of her celebrity
as a stage actress. When four unexpected guests arrive at their
home for a weekend visit, the family learns that performance is
the key to survival after all. Court Theatre; call 773/753-4472.