Schiller’s “Mary Stuart” is filled with Plotting, Backstabbing and Whispered Lies

**** Highly Recommended **** When it comes to intrigue, it doesn’t get any better than the palace variety, what with all the plotting, backstabbing and jockeying for position at court. Friedrich Schiller adds two mercurial queens, surrounded by manipulative men declaring their love while whispering lies, to his verse play, “Mary Stuart”, written in 1800, and adapted by Peter Oswald in 2005. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s larger-than-life production of “Mary Stuart” is magnificent. 4 Spotlights

“Schiller’s Mary Stuart” runs through April 15th in the Courtyard Theater at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on 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, 35 minutes, with an intermission.
• 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.
Additional performances:
• Tuesday, March 20th at 7:30 pm;
• Thursday, March 29th at 1:30 pm
• Sunday, April 8th at 6:30 pm.
• No matinee performance on Wednesday, March 28th.
Accessible performances:
• Open-captioning – Thursday, March 29th at 1:00 and 7:30 pm
• ASL Duo-interpretation – Friday, April 6th at 7:30 pm
• Audio-description – Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 pm (with optional touch tour at 12:00 pm)
Tickets range from $48-$88. FYI (312) 595-5600 or

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