Undreamed Shores | Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 23 2016
Price: $25 and up
Undreamed Shores is an elaborate audio tour of Navy Pier assembled by Chicago Shakespeare Theater in partnership with Richard Jordan Productions. The theme is “water," its mystery and majesty. It ends up being part scavenger hunt, part guided meditation, as lines of Shakespearean dialogue filter through ambient soundscapes and an ensemble of male and female voices urges you to commit yourself to the unusual, experimental journey. Sometimes it feels revelatory, as when you are asked to lie down and look up at various fixtures of the carnivalesque pier, seeing them from new perspectives; sometimes it feels like walking around Navy Pier, and through traffic (“Watch for cars!” say the voices), with headphones on. The Shakespeare, devoid of context and heavily adapted, is incidental; the real depth is in the adventure itself, which takes you through some pretty extraordinary stuff, including a stained glass museum. Tours take about 70 minutes; wear comfortable walking shoes. —Max Maller



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