My Fair Lady,
May 26. Court Theatre presents a two-piano rendition of the famous
Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts; call 773/753-4472.
Architecture at the University of Chicago, April
16-June 16. This exhibition uses models and renderings to display
an array of new projects slated for the University campus from
the new Press building to the Ratner Athletic Center. Chicago
Architecture Foundation; call 312/922-3432.
Mass, April 25-June 23. Critical Mass displays activist
art by established individuals and collectives from Chicago
as well as newcomers from other cities. The project consists
of installations at the museum and other sites. Smart Museum;
Sullivan, May 6-June 16. The Renaissance Society
has commissioned a new piece from Los Angeles-based artist Catherine
Sullivan that incorporates video, choreography, set design,
and live performance. Sullivan's works-with references to such
popular figures as Helen Keller, Ted Nugent, and Trisha Brown-contain
choreographed movements that include modern dance and sign language.
Renaissance Society; call 773/702-8670.
Young Composers Concert,
May 10. Works by U of C graduate students are performed by Contemporary
Chamber Players ensembles-in-residences eighth blackbird,
Pacifica Quarter, Kent Leslie, and resident conductor Carmen
Helena Téllez. Chicago Cultural Center; call 773/702-8068.