Chicago Shakespeare Theater
This is the best classical theater in town, starting with its building—the lobby has a stunning view of the Lake and the Chicago skylines. The auditorium is intimate with a thrust stage and provision for elaborate stage machinery. Shakespeare is performed to the highest standards, but other plays and musicals fill out the calendar of presentations. Children’s programs and a summer troupe of free performance in parks reach out into the city. How did we deserve such a blessing?
800 E. Grand, 312.595.5600, chicagoshakes.com
—Garry Wills, author (Lit 50)
Best of Chicago 2015