“The Tempest” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
With all the magic in Shakespeare’s plays, “The Tempest” still stands out for its wizardry, with the magician Prospero using supernatural forces to both seek revenge and achieve closure for past wrongs done to him. World-renowned magician Teller (of Penn & Teller) turned the show into a magical tour de force, with levitation, sleight of hand and visual legerdemain that felt perfectly at home in Shakespeare’s island tale, expertly transforming a play into a magic show… or maybe the other way around.
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Best of Chicago 2015