When: Sat., Nov. 14, 2 & 5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 15, 1 p.m. 2015
Chicago's Theater Unspeakable ensemble devises one-of-a-kind stage shows that emphasize innovation, physicality and minimalism. Its Superman 2050 is an original Superman story enacted by seven performers decked out in blue tights on a diminutive three-foot-by-seven-foot-platform — that's how minimal we're talking. The actors create the sights and sounds of Metropolis in the year 2050, where Superman fights his old foe Lex Luthor. Superman 2050 is performed at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday (November 14 and 15) at the Center of Creative Arts (524 Trinity Avenue, University City; 314-725-6555 or www.cocastl.org). The show is suitable for all ages, and tickets are $14 to $18.