**** Recommended **** Sometimes I think of Chicago Shakespeare as an otherwise dignified individual with an unexpected sense of humor, which shows up in their latest production, “Nell Gwynn”, a bawdy good romp. Nell Gwynn, of course, was the favorite mistress of King Charles II, and one of the first female actresses on the London stage. “Nell Gwynn” has a fabulous cast, gorgeous costumes, funny clever dialogue and broad physical comedy. 4 Spotlights
“Nell Gwynn” runs through November 4th at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, Chicago. Patrons receive a 40% discount on parking in the Navy Pier Garages, so be sure and get your ticket validated in the CST lobby.
Running time is 2 hours, 25 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:00 and 7:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $48-$88. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com
Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.