**** Recommended **** Turnabout, as they say, is fair play. Leonard Bernstein used the plot of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” for his musical, “West Side Story”. In setting their new production on an urban basketball court, Chicago Shakespeare borrowed the “West Side Story” feel for “Romeo and Juliet”, Shakespeare’s drama about teen angst, murder and mayhem. This production is young, fresh and interesting. 4 Spotlights
“Romeo and Juliet” runs through December 22nd in the Courtyard Theatre at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier. Parking is available at a 40% discount in the Navy Pier Garages with validation from CST.
Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes with an intermission.
Performances are Wednesdays at 1:00 and 7:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm, no performance on November 28th, Thanksgiving Day; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm, additional performance December 1st at 6:30 pm.
Open-captioned performance Thursday, December 12th at 1:00 & 7:30 pm; ASL Duo-interpreted performance Friday, December 13th at 7:30 pm; Audio-described performance Sunday, December 15th at 2:00 pm with optional touch tour at 12:00 pm.
Tickets range from $49-$90. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.
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