Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Good Times For Chicago Theatre

http://chicagotheaterblog.com/2008/07/15/review_midsummernightdream_aqueertale/

Here's a quick rundown of some of Chicago's Shakespeare choices this summer, including "Funk It Up About Nothin'", "Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief", and the main subject of the article, "A Midsummer Night's Dream : A Queer Tale."

With forbidden lesbian and gay relationships, a Drag Queen Titania lip-syncing to Cher and Madonna and an outrageously erotic dance party fueled by euphoric intoxicants, this show celebrates the ‘old school’ joie de vivre of the community while, at the same time, illustrating the ongoing struggles for acceptance and equality. With a charming cast, fantastic soundtrack and the most playful choreography in town, this will reinvent your notions of Shakespeare in love to include sophisticated and stylized same sex subversion.

1 comment:

Scotty Zacher said...

Hey there - thanks for mentioning the Shakespeare post on my site. Thought I'd give you a heads up of another upcoming Shakespeare production in Chicago: Bohemian Theatre's "Merchant of Venice", which opens next Friday, July 25th. More info here: http://bohotheatre.com/merchant2.htm

Yours,

Scotty Zacher, Founder
www.chicagotheaterblog.com