**** Highly Recommended **** Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of “Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet” was charming, engaging and oh, so sad. I’m not embarrassed to say that at the end I had tears in my eyes. With Shakespeare’s drama about teen angst, murder and mayhem still required reading in most high schools, I knew there would be school groups in the audience, but I was happy to see groups of young people as well as families in the audience. I was even more happy to see those young people stand up and cheer at the end of the play, too! 4 Spotlights
“Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet” runs through March 25th in the Courtyard Theatre at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier. Running time is 90 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Saturday mornings at 11:00 am. Tickets range from $22-$34. Patrons receive a 40% discount in Navy Pier’s parking garages. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com/ssromeojuliet.
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