Chicago's American Theatre Company celebrates the frustrations of the holidays and, even more so, holiday shopping with the world premiere of One Day Only by Edward Mast, Nov. 30-Dec. 27. Mast's farce revolves around a department store four days before Christmas. The disparate employees -- including an animated mannequin - react with paranoia when they find out their company is being bought out by an East Coast firm.
The cast forOne Day Only includes ATC company members: Kevin Robert Kelly, Ed Kross, and John Mohrlein. Other cast members include: Ann Noble Massey, Carey Peters, Suzanne Petri, Martie Sanders, and Benjamin Shields.
The American Theatre Company was founded in 1985 as American Blues Theatre.
For tickets ($18.50-$24.50) or moreinformation, call (773) 929-1031.
-- By Sean McGrath