Bring the family to see the William Shakespeare masterpiece “Othello,” opening February 18 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
Where can you see racism, jealousy, friendship betrayal, and intrigue? No, not the 2016 presidential election! Will Shakespeare’s “Othello” dealt with those subjects a few hundred years ago, and the result is steamy, sad, poetic, majestic and riveting!
In a black and white world, King Othello and his wife Desdemona live a happy existence—or so it seems. Enter Iago, one of the great villains in all of literature, who—with lies, false accusations and innuendo, brings his king to his knees, ultimately leading to Desdemona’s murder. And, since “Othello” is straight out of Aristotle’s “Poetics,” the king comes to realize that he was not wise and great, but in fact horribly human.
The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre is internationally known for its fresh approaches to classic theater. Fresh from its hit production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in London, renowned British director Jonathan Munby sets “Othello” on an American military base.
Navy Pier is located at 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. For tickets and schedules, go online to www.chicagoshakes.com and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.