Comedy of Errors
No not a belated Addicks match report, but some Shakespeare. I have talked about Navy Pier a number of times on this blog
. To be honest in the evening it can be slightly trashy but if you are in the city for more than a few days, I wouldn't hesistate to tell you to take a stroll up and down the length of this 3,300ft landing place, which has had many iterations since its opening in 1916.
The pier also as I found out last night holds a bit of a secret. Chicago's Shakespeare Theatre
is tucked away a bit more than halfway down and inside, the 510-seat courtyard arena is magnificent. Under the artistic directorship of the controversial Barbara Gaines
, the Shakespheare company began life in the Red Lion Pub
in Lincoln Park, reputed to be the most haunted pub in Chicago. There is a very English pub within the theatre too, but the only spirits we saw came in a bottle.
Last night's performance was a story-within-a-story and backstage antics abounded when a very eccentric and funny group of actors gathered at Shepperton Studios' movie set in the midst of the 1940 London blitz to film Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
, and superb it was too. The show runs until end of June, and we picked up tickets for $27 each.