**** Recommended **** If you’re looking for adventure in a live theater this summer, then Lookingglass Theatre is the place to go. Their production of “20,000 Leagues under the Seas” is a whopping grand summer adventure! “20,000 Leagues” has a bit of swashbuckling, a touch of aerial derring-do, a brooding anti-hero, a brilliant female scientist and all the creatures of the sea! By the way, I’m not quite sure when summer and adventure became synonymous, but since that’s a Lookingglass specialty, you can’t go wrong. 3 ½ Spotlights
“20,000 Leagues Under the Seas” runs through August 19th at Lookingglass Theatre, located inside Chicago’s historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson, Chicago. Discounted parking is now available at 3 locations: John Hancock Center Self Park; Olympia Centre Self Park; and Water Tower Place. Be sure to get your parking permit validated before you leave the theater.
Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesdays (June 12 & 26; July 3, 17 & 31; August 14); Wednesdays at 7:30 pm except July 4th; Thursdays at 2:00 pm (June 7 & 21; July 5, 12 & 26; August 9) and 7:30 pm; Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.
Audio Described/Touch Tour performance, Thursday, June 28th at 7:30 pm. Open Captioned performance, Thursday, July 19th at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $45-$80. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org.
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