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Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Photograph: Steinkamp/Ballogg Chicago
Navy Pier:��Shakespeare Theater
Chicago

In less than 20 years, this unpretentious Bardic troupe moved from the back of a Lincoln Park pub to a mouthwatering, multimillion-dollar facility with a spectacular Lake Michigan view. (The main stage was modeled on Stratford-upon-Avon’s Swan Theatre.) And in 2008, Chicago Shakes became the fourth Chicago institution to pick up the Tony Award for regional theater excellence. The main course here is Shakespeare, of course, but with detours into classics of every stripe, including the occasional musical. Some of the company’s best trimmings include the dynamic international programming presented under the World's Stage banner.

Venue name: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Address: 800 E Grand Ave
Chicago

Cross street: at Navy Pier
Venue phone: 312-595-5600
Website: http://chicagoshakes.com
Transport: Bus: 29, 65, 66, 120, 121, 124.
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