The Tempest | Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Fall Arts, Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 8 2015
Price: $48-$88
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's staging of The Tempest was hotly anticipated on fall preview lists, everybody (including me) getting worked up over its various components. Songs by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. Choreography by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. Local favorite Larry Yando in the lead role. And an intriguingly odd couple of directors: Aaron Posner, author of Stupid Fucking Bird, a metatheatrical update of Chekhov's The Seagull that became a hit for Sideshow Theatre in 2014, and—most fertile for column inches—Teller, the famously silent half of Penn & Teller, who was expected to bring legit magical effects to Shakespeare's play about an old sorcerer executing his last great trick. Continue reading >>

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