The Heir Apparent

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Sunday I saw The Heir Apparent at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It’s a fast-paced farce about a young man who connives to get his uncle to name him sole heir so he can marry his true love. The problem is his love has a shrewd guardian, an aunt, whose arranged for the young lady to marry the uncle. Woe is me!

So the conniving continues all done in verse. The couplets are clever and constant. Some include modern references to “soccer moms” and such so if you’re a purist, you won’t be thrilled. It’s a play to go to for a bit of fun.

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I Saw Sunday

Here’s a new meme: I Saw Sunday

So, what did you see this week?

One thing or a whole list! – Words or photos or both!

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Chicago's Wrigley Building

Whoa.

It’s been a whirlwind, a lovely cultural whirlwind the last few weeks in Chicago.

I got to see a clever production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night‘s Dream at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and at the Art Institute I wandered through their Asian and European galleries.

I loved the Japanese Woodblock prints from the 1960’s and 70’s.

Modern Japanese Print

Modern Japanese Woodblock


Wandering downtown lead me to the Chicago Cultural Center, which has interesting exhibits. Their Project Onward, a gallery that sells art created by artists with disabilities charmed me. Lots of whimsical and thought-provoking work.

At the Chicago Cultural Center

At Project Onward

I loved Showboat at the Lyric Opera. Anyone in the city must take this in! I had no idea how much I’d like this musical or how many of the songs were well known.

Although I was leaving for China on Tuesday morning, I couldn’t pass up tickets to Showboat. That was a wise choice. The Lyric put on an excellent production, which knocked me off my feet. For days the songs lingered in my head. By all means go see this if you can.

I just saw that this meme has been closed. Oh, well. I’ll find another or just keep up with these Sunday reviews on my own.

“Slow down and take the time to really see. Take a moment to see what is going on around you right now, right where you are. You may be missing something wonderful.”
– J. Michael Thomas

I Saw Sunday

Cover of "People Will Talk"

Cover of People Will Talk

Here’s a meme: I Saw Sunday

So, what did you see this week?

One thing or a whole list! – Words or photos or both!

Share it here with us.

The Rules

1. Write your post on your blog and include a link back to I Saw Sunday.
2. Leave the link to your post in the Mr Linky widget so we can find you.
3. Leave a comment after linking so that I know you have been here.
4. Please be sure to visit the other participants and share what they saw.

Yesterday I saw Cary Grant in People Will Talk, a very interesting film that’s part romantic comedy. Released in 1951 it bravely tackled serious themes of unwanted pregnancy with dignity and sophistication. People Will Talk has characters who aren’t afraid to share their opinions on politics and they do so with wit and intelligence. No hard feelings. Commentary without mudslinging or playing the Hitler card.

I saw Elizabeth Rex at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Great acting. Such fierce performances.

I saw The Descendants, which was pretty good, though nothing exceptional.

“Slow down and take the time to really see. Take a moment to see what is going on around you right now, right where you are. You may be missing something wonderful.”
– J. Michael Thomas

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