Chicago boasts a hot lineup of theater events this week

If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Chicago this week, from a play about family drama to a campy musical.

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"Four Places"

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Deceptively simple in its structure and unfolding in real time, this emotionally precise play deploys its spare components to devastating and darkly comic effect. A brother and sister have gotten word from from their elderly parents' caretaker that they may be a danger to each other. The brother joins his sister and mother on their weekly lunch date, hoping that he and his sister can get a clearer picture of the situation. As mother confronts the indignities of age and the children stare down a mounting list of losses and disappointments, a harrowing and true-to-life image of the family emerges.

When: Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Den Theatre - Theatre 2B, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Price: $19

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"Southern Gothic"

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Think of "Southern Gothic" as a live soap opera that unfolds inside a model home showroom. We aren’t kidding: Windy City Playhouse actually built a replica of a ‘60s-era house, so you can get cozy on the living room couch or see what's cooking in the kitchen (you can even peek inside the fridge) — all while eavesdropping on "Mad Men" type characters and their "Desperate Housewives" level drama.

When: Friday, June 28, 8 p.m.
Where: Windy City Playhouse South, 2229 S. Michigan Ave.
Price: $75

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"Little Shop of Horrors"

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A deviously delicious Broadway sci-fi smash musical, "Little Shop of Horrors" has devoured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere for more than 30 years, and now it's ready to take a bite out of you at Chicago's Mercury Theater! When meek flower shop assistant Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant, he names it Audrey II after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Full of delightfully demented humor, this campy musical comedy promises a night of bloody good fun with a pop/rock score by Tony Award winner Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, featuring songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour."

When: Friday, June 28, 8 p.m.
Where: Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave.
Price: $22.50 - $45

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The Den Theatre, 1331 North Milwaukee Avenue