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49 Star Starred
Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Upstairs Theater
On Navy Pier 800 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
312-595-5600
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I would say to pay for Navy Pier parking because it is convenient and they do validate. Went from being $22 to $12.60. It was worth it.
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The weather was nice and it was nearing dusk.. I wore sandals, capri pants and a nice top..
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4.6 average rating
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7 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 03 2009

Pennington is very knowledgeable and entertaining - Began learning about Shakespeare when he was 11, has performed over 20,000 hours on stage - renders the bard exquisitely.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 13 2009

Pennington is such a great actor and engaging person one can't help but like this show. Some might find it a bit thin. I have such fond memories of the ESC performances here 20 years ago that I may be a bit blinded. Still, in the moments when...continued

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attended Feb 10 2009

The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Upstairs) is small and intimate, and although I had a front row seat, every seat in the house is a good one. I hadn't been to either stage at their Navy Pier location, and I lked the facility a great deal.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A magnificent classical actor in his prime.” –The Guardian
“Such a delight! This show is a gem.” –The Times

Description

A large-spirited salute to the Bard, Michael Pennington’s one-man show is a perfect blend of biography, analysis and performance. Pennington’s career as one of Britain’s leading Shakespearean actors spans more than 40 years, including some 20,000-plus hours onstage performing Shakespeare for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and his own award-winning English Shakespeare Company.

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of the company's work, complemented by other dramatic works -- from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare's timeless insights into the human condition. CST's World's Stage Series brings international theatrical productions to Chicago, presenting new cultural expressions and experiences. For family audiences, CST Family presents abridged Shakespeare productions and classic musicals for all ages.