Join us for an evening of theater with a special dinner presentation by Dr. Michael Shapiro. Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller), the famed creators behind 2015’s The Tempest, reunite for Shakespeare’s psychological thriller in the theatrical event of the season. Magic, witches, dark moors, and stunning sights will delight and trick the eye in an electrifying tale of ambition and madness. Dark deeds are afoot in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, as Macbeth and his Lady risk all for the ultimate prize. Shakespeare’s haunting drama of political intrigue and personal frailty is brought to light in an immersive visual world where “nothing is but what is not.” Chicago’s newest performance space, The Yard hailed as “the greatest new theater in the world,” by the Chicago Tribune, is home to this supernatural tale, starring Helen Hayes award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes and Chicago leading lady Chaon Cross as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Optional Dinner Presentation at Riva by Dr. Michael Shapiro
Michael Shapiro received his PhD from Columbia in 1967. He taught Shakespeare for over four decades at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and subsequently at Loyola for six years as a visiting professor. He has published two books and many scholarly essays on Shakespeare and related topics. He is the co-editor of and contributor to a collection of essays on Jewish responses to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice entitled Wrestling With Shylock, which Cambridge University Press published in March 2017. Riva is located on Navy Pier.
Date: Wednesday, May 23
Optional Dinner and presentation on Macbeth begins at 6:00 p.m.
Macbeth begins at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $47 per ticket group rate for members who can bring up to four guests (each guest must purchase a ticket at the discounted rate) and $68.00 regular ticket price for non-club members.