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Chicago Shakes: A History of Everything

May 22, 2012

Chicago Shakespeare Theater opened at Navy Pier in 1999 and has been home to some of the most beloved productions throughout the years. This intimate theater seats 510 guests and only nine rows separate the most distant seat from the actors onstage- there isn’t a bad seat in the house!  This 2008 Regional Tony Award winning theater proves again and again to be a perfect addition to Navy Pier and a great place for any theater-lover to enjoy.

A History of Everything

Time Out Sydney declares “A History of Everything earns its extraordinary title…a moving reminder of the miracle, for want of a better word, of being here at all.” This profound story is one of the most talked about shows in the world.

Written by Ontroerend Goed, A History of Everything takes us from present day back to the big bang in a story about the astronomical history of our universe. Based on the theory of evolution, cosmology and the beauty of the physical world, the Chicago Shakespeare Company is sure to leave audiences amazed and appreciative of our place in history.

About the Chicago Shakespeare Company

Chicago Shakespeare Company’s work has been recognized internationally with three of London’s prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards, and by the Chicago theater community with 62 Joseph Jefferson Awards for Artistic Excellence.

This year, Chicago Shakespeare Theater will celebrate its 25th anniversary and to mark the occasion, they are performing some of the best plays of this or any generation. Shows like A History of Everything and Beauty and the Beast have something for audience members of all ages.

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