**** Highly Recommended **** “Tug of War: Civil Strife”, the second half of Barbara Gaines epic history saga, is a lot like the first, “Tug of War: Foreign Fire”, such a huge production it’s hard to know where to start when writing a review. Watching “Civil Strife” was like binge watching three or four episodes of a TV drama like “Outlander” or “Game of Thrones”. It was exciting, addictive, totally exhausting and I loved it! Brilliantly staged and superbly acted, I give “Tug of War: Civil Strife” 4 BIG Spotlights.
“Tug of War: Civil Strife” runs through October 9th in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s Courtyard Theatre on Navy Pier, Chicago. Running time for “Civil Strife” is 6 hours with 2 15-minute intermissions and a 45-minute meal break. Performances are Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00 pm; Saturdays at 4:00 pm; and Sundays at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $100. Parking is available at a 40% discount in the Navy Pier Garages with validation from CST. FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com.
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