"Heat Wave" - Pegasus Theatre at Truman College, through April 6, $17-$25.
Remember that awful summer of 1995 in which over 700 people, some from the Uptown area, died while city officials did their best to downplay or ignore the tragedy? Pegasus Players, in collaboration with Live Bait Theatre, is presenting a haunting re-enactment of that shameful chapter of Chicago history. If you've ever wondered why a slight uptick in the temperature during July or August brings on news reports of "cooling centers available" and "checking on elderly neighbors," here's why. This play should be seen by theatre buffs and Chicago history students alike. With enough luck maybe the run could be extended through this summer!