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Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Macbeth Tickets Giveaway

by Deborah Cruz

As many of you know, I have been very lucky to have a relationship with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier. I have been to many of their shows and it is always a brilliant time.We’ve been to family friendly shows for the entire family and romantic date nights for the Big Guy and I. No matter when or why we are there, it’s always an amazing time.We like to make it a day, or night out. Our girls love a show at CST, a nice lunch and some walking around and shopping or taking in the sites downtown. Or if you are doing a date night, the pier under the stars is a great follow up to watching a production with your special guy.

I couldn’t make it to this production myself due to some scheduling issues but I wish I could have. Macbeth is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. But the good news is I have a family 4 pack to give away to one of my lucky readers! Yey, for you! It’s very easy. All I ask is that you click on the “more info” tab at the top right hand side top of my homepage and then become a GFC follower and then leave me a comment telling me how you would spend your day in the city or your favorite thing about the city! It’s that easy. I will randomly select a winner this Friday @ 10 pm EST. Good Luck!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) provides an introduction to William Shakespeare for all audiences with Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth adapted and directed by David H. Bell. A perfect outing for busy professionals and families, Short Shakespeare! Macbeth is performed Saturdays at 11 a.m. in CST’s Courtyard Theater as part of the CST Family Series, providing an opportunity for adults and young audiences alike to be introduced to Shakespeare’s masterpiece. Tickets for Short Shakespeare! Macbeth Saturdays at 11 a.m. from January 22 through March 5, 2011, in CST’s Courtyard Theater are $16–$20 with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more. All patrons receive a 40% parking discount at Navy Pier garages. Short Shakespeare! Macbeth is recommended for ages 10 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater’s website at www.chicagoshakes.com.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Short Shakespeare! productions give busy professionals, families and young audiences the chance to watch the magic of Shakespeare’s verse come alive, performed by a cast of professional artists—all in just 75 minutes. Immediately following each Saturday performance of Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, actors remain on stage for a discussion with the audience about the Macbeths’ quest for power and their own experiences stepping into Shakespeare’s iconic roles. After the discussion, audience members are invited to join the actors for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities in Chicago Shakespeare’s lobbies, which provide stunning views of the Chicago skyline. CST patrons can make an afternoon of it on Navy Pier, with specially priced menus at the Pier’s most popular restaurants available by displaying their tickets day-of-show. Visit Chicago Shakespeare’s website at www.chicagoshakes.com for more information.

A theatrical, percussive world of swords, sound and the supernatural make Macbeth one of William Shakespeare’s most spellbinding plays—and CST’s 75-minute abridged production, Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, provides a perfect introduction to his work. When Macbeth and his wife hear of the haunting witches’ prophecy that they will soon rule the land, they move to plot the murder of the King. Greed, torment and evil pave the Macbeths’ path toward destruction, ultimately proving all of the witches’ divinations true.

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth is performed Saturdays at 11 a.m. from January 22 through March 5, 2011, in CST’s Courtyard Theater. Tickets are $16–$20 with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more. All patrons receive a 40% parking discount at Navy Pier garages. Short Shakespeare! Macbeth is recommended for ages 10 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater’s website at www.chicagoshakes.com.

Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to giveaway for Macbeth by The Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were NOT influenced by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

*Contest open to US readers only, 18 years old and older.Must be in or around the Chicago land area at time of performance. Contest ends 2/18/11 at 10 p.m. EST. Winner will be chosen randomly. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment unless it’s visible on your Blogger profile. (If I can’t contact you, a new winner will be drawn.) Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If winner does not claim their prize in the 48 hour period, a new winner will be chosen at random.

*Subject to availability. Valid by phone or in person only. Not valid in combination with other promotions or on previously purchased tickets.

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30ish Mama 2011/02/15 - 11:45 am

Macbeth is one of my favorite plays as well and I would LOVE to see it at the CST. Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s most beautiful sites and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We would stay all day to enjoy as much of the downtown experience as possible. After the play we would have a late lunch and go to the Children’s Museum. Then we would take a leisurely stroll through the rest of the pier and check out all the little shops. Next stop would be over at the Water Tower area because I think the little ones would adore a carriage ride. After that we could maybe go for something sweet at the Cheesecake Factory. What a great day!

Bertha 2011/02/15 - 12:29 pm

OMG, I LOVE Shakespeare! I have always wanted to see one of his plays and have never had the opportunity! I also am within 20 min of Chicago, so to be able to enjoy a Full day of festivities in Downtown Chicago is also something I don’t get to do very often, But would love the chance to! English was one of My Strong points in school, and Macbeth was one of My favorite plays, so please consider me when giving these tickets away! Thank You so Much!

Niki 2011/02/15 - 1:02 pm

“The weird sisters, hand in hand,
Posters of the sea and land,
Thus do go about, about.”

These weird sisters, and their Mommy and Papi, would start the day with an adventurous train ride into the city. After the show we would head to the Billy Goat Tavern for what else? Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger, No Pepsi – Coke! Such cultural extremes in one little pier! After that we’d stroll around and soak in the springing that has begun to sprung in this gorgeous city we call home. The train ride home would be enough to round off a fine day and lull to sleep even the most awake of tiny passengers.

Pick us! Pick us! : ))

Sarah 2011/02/15 - 1:10 pm

Thanks for this great giveaway! What a great location + Shakespeare play. Perfect idea for a family night out. What do you think the appropriate age is for kids to enjoy the show?

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/15 - 1:22 pm

The press release says suitable for 10 and up. My girls are only 3 and 5. If i wouldn’t have had the scheduling conflict, I probably would have either gone with husband and another couple or girlfriends. I think Macbeth would have scared my girls:)

Niki 2011/02/15 - 1:46 pm

You are so right Truthful Mommy! I just started cracking up in my kitchen thinking of the trauma Macbeth could cause to little ones. Even though they were born via c-section. ha ha! I think I was 11 or 12 when I first saw it.

Cindy McCarthy 2011/02/17 - 3:11 pm

Looks like an awesome play. I use to go to plays once a month with a girlfriend. Since I had my 2 and 3 year olds, I am luck if I go to 2 a year. Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

Cindy – onthegoChicago.com

Meli 2011/02/17 - 4:23 pm

: ) sign me up. Who doesn’t love Shakespeare in the City? Would be great for a date night.

Kate 2011/02/17 - 9:01 pm

Im lucky enough to be from Chicago, as a kid my grandfather would take me to shakespeare in the park. My love for the city and that theatre is a major part if who I am. After moving to Indiana to be closer to my family after becoming a single Mom, I’m jumping at any oppurtunity to get back to the city and it’s art that I love so much! I’d take the baby to the beach, meet my friends at Le Crepe (oh how I miss those places!) and then be so grateful to see the play!

KateDwyer 2011/02/18 - 9:14 am

(woops thought I commented last night)

I’m lucky enough to be from Chicago! My gradfather would take me to Shakespear in the park and often spent our time in bookstores around the city reading shakespear together. I can actually understand the stories now and would LOVE the chance to visit the city I love so much to enjoy a play at the Shakespear theatre. I left Chicago to move closer to family in Indiana when I became a single mom. I think about it and miss it every day! I’d love to take the trip to take the baby to the beach, visit with friends at Le Crepe (oh how I miss that place) and then off to see a play I would truely enjoy. Really excited to be entered in this, thanks!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, MacBeth 2011/02/19 - 8:36 am

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