Watching live theater is like interviewing for a job: though multiple costume changes can be distracting, there's nothing a fake British accent can't fix. Witness the magic of the stage with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a ticket to any one performance of Romeo and Juliet from First Folio Theatre, which runs from Wednesday, July 6 through Sunday, August 7 at 8:15 p.m. at the Mayslake Peabody Estate Forest Preserve in Oak Brook (up to a $35 value). Shows run Wednesday–Sunday each week during that period, and Groupon holders can attend any performance.
As part of their Shakespeare-Under-the-Stars series, First Folio Theatre will perform Romeo and Juliet, the Bard’s timeless tale of love, betrayal, and teenage angst. The play centers around two young lovers, born into bitterly feuding families, who risk their lives and their families’ wraths in order to launch a joint space program. As the plot progresses, smitten eyes give way to fighters leaping and lunging across the stage with swords drawn to defend loyalty and avenge loss. Audiences behold the saga in general admission arrangements on a scenic, sloping lawn. Set beside a Tudor revival manor and an Italian-replica chapel, the outdoor theater evokes the essence of Verona, complete with that region's legendary poison vendors.
1717 W 31st St.
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