This annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music from Chicago’s fringe, coproduced by Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr, runs through 11/12. This year’s festival includes an emphasis on work by, or inspired by, Samuel Beckett. Admission is $15 or “pay what you can,” except where noted. For information and reservations, call 773-539-7838 or visit Following is the schedule through 11/9; a complete schedule is available at

Picking Up Feathers Antonio Sacre’s latest solo piece revisits the territory of his Cuban and Irish-American roots and also draws on his work with kids in juvenile detention facilities. Jim Lasko of Redmoon directs this world premiere. a 11/3-11/10: Fri 10:30 PM, Prop Thtr, 3502-4 N. Elston.

Waiting for Godot Curious Theatre Branch’s production of Beckett’s play, staged earlier this year as part of No Danger of the . . . Spiritual Thing, the company’s Beckett festival, is remounted here under Stefan Brun’s direction as a live recording session featuring the same actors, who will work on creating sound effects to accompany the text. a 11/3-11/5: Fri-Sun 7 PM, Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Kristin Burns.