Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an under-seat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's deal: a ticket to Romeo and Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Choose from the following options:
- $22 ticket for Wednesday, September 15, at 7:30 p.m. (a $44 value)
- $22 ticket for Thursday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. (a $44 value)
- $22 ticket for Tuesday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. (a $44 value)
- $23 ticket for Wednesday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. (a $55 value)
- $23 ticket for Thursday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. (a $55 value)
- $34 ticket for Friday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. (a $68 value)
- $34 ticket for Friday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. (a $68 value)
Chicago Shakespeare Theater showcases the best of the Bard’s tragedy, comedy, and comitrageda, and the company received a 2008 Regional Theatre Tony Award for its consistently inventive Elizabethan reinventions. This performance of Romeo and Juliet is the company’s first in five years. Australian director Gale Edwards, who makes her CST debut after working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, leads a talented cast in one of theater’s most celebrated doomed loved stories. The rival families will feud, Juliet will coo from atop a balcony, and the pair will conspire to simultaneously end their careers as guidance counselors. Known for its trademark blend of tear-inducing tragedy, raunchiness, and masterfully crafted puns, Romeo and Juliet gets a respectfully traditional yet newly impassioned treatment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater audiences appreciate the lack of castrati actors, concession rats that loyally deliver popcorn and possibly the plague, and the pre-show partial beheadings that were common at the Globe Theatre performances of Shakespeare’s day. Superb for endlessly engaging weekend outings or illustrative first dates on what not to do, Romeo and Juliet at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater can reconcile even the most historically antagonistic families with its universal themes of love, loss, and spontaneous street dueling.
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- We have visited Chicago Shakespeare Theatre for the past 10 years and have been consistently blown away by the quality, professionalism, and innovation in the productions. – Tempesttost, TripAdvisor