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Go Backstage with “Bernhardt/Hamlet” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** If you’ve never been an actor, I’m sure you’ve wondered – I know I have – what’s going on backstage.  Do you ever wish you could go back there and see what’s going on?  “Bernhardt/Hamlet”, an amusing backstage romp centered on legendary actress Sarah Berhhardt, will give you a glimpse at the things those actors get up to when the audience isn’t around.  The first act runs a tiny bit long, but otherwise it’s a wonderful show.   4 Spotlights

“Bernhardt/Hamlet” runs through October 20th in the Albert Theater at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  Most reasonable parking options for the Goodman is the Government Center garage on Lake between LaSalle and Dearborn, online advance payment at www.interparkonline.com/goodmantheatre, $18. 

Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission.  Performances are Wednesday at 7:30 pm; Thursday at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sunday at 2:00.  ASL Interpreted Performance, October 16th at 7:30 pm; Open Captioned Performance, October 19th at 2:00 pm.  Tickets range from $25-$80.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

Read all of Carol Moore’s reviews at www.spotlightonlake.com