*** Recommended *** I don’t know what I was expecting when I went to see “Blood Wedding” at Lookingglass Theatre. Earlier this season I saw “Moby Dick” and “Treasure Island”, so I guess I thought it would be another classic, but “Blood Wedding” was written in 1932 by a Spanish playwright, Federico Garcia Lopez. I wasn’t sure what to think about the story, either, as I knew it was a Spanish play, but the setting and music felt Appalachian, while the depression-era costumes reminded me of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. I just didn’t like “Blood Wedding”, so I’m giving it 3 Spotlights.
“Blood Wedding” runs through April 24th at Lookingglass Theatre Company, inside Chicago’s historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Avenue at Pearson, Chicago. Running time is 2 hours with 2 intermissions. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; 2:00 matinee on select Thursdays. Tickets range from $40-$75. Discounted parking is now available at 3 locations: John Hancock Center Self Park; Olympia Centre Self Park; and Water Tower Place. Remember to get your ticket validated at the Box Office. FYI (312) 337-0656 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org.
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