Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s “The Heir Apparent” is a Rollicking Good Time

**** Highly Recommended **** Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s new production, “The Heir Apparent”, is hilarious.  The stellar cast delivers sexy double entendres, off-color puns and ridiculous rhymes with equal aplomb.  If playwright David Ives couldn’t find an old-fashioned bit to fit somewhere, he didn’t hesitate to use contemporary slang.  Somewhat startling, but it added to the hilarity.  “The Heir Apparent” gets 4 Spotlights.

“The Heir Apparent” runs through January 17th at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier.  Running time is 2 hours, 10 minutes, with an intermission.  Performances are Tuesdays at 7:30 pm; Wednesdays at 1:00 and 7:30; Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00; and Sundays at 2:00.  Check the calendar at for holiday schedule.  Tickets range from $48-$88.  Parking is available at a 40% discount in the Navy Pier Garages with validation from CST.  FYI (312) 595-5600 or

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