'THE AMISH PROJECT'
WHERE: Jedlicka Performing Arts Center at Morton College, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 to March 2
COST AND INFO: $5 to $20; www.jpactheatre.com, 708-656-1800
ABOUT: "The Amish Project" was conceived in the wake of the 2006 school shootings in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The fictional exploration of a real-life tragedy offers a glimpse into the world of the Amish. The one-woman performance stars Grayson Heyl (shown). The Amish responded to the crime by forgiving the gunman and embracing his family as fellow victims.
BONUS ITEM: 'GOD OF CARNAGE'
WHERE: Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove
WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17
COST AND INFO: $20, $17 for students and seniors; www.groveplayers.org
ABOUT: Grove Players presents "God of Carnage," the hit play about two sets of parents. When one of their children hurts the other couple's child at a public park, the four agree to meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. It's R-rated for adult language.