**** Recommended **** I am always in awe when I see one of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s “Short Shakespeare!” performances. The very idea that someone can abridge one of Shakespeare’s complicated plots into 75 minutes is mind-boggling. That said, “Short Shakespeare! Macbeth” is an intense immersion into a dark world of greed and ambition. Although geared to younger audiences, Marti Lyons’ original adaptation doesn’t lose a thing in the translation. This is dynamite! 4 Spotlights
“Short Shakespeare! Macbeth” runs through April 12th in the Courtyard Theatre at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 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 75 minutes, followed by a Q & A with the entire cast.
Public performances are on Saturdays at 11:00 am.
• Open-captioning – Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 am
• ASL Duo-interpretation – Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 am
• Audio-description – Saturday, March 16th at 11:00 am
Tickets range from $22 (18 and under) to $34 (Adults)
FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com
Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.