After acclaimed productions on London’s West End and Broadway, this weekend marks your last chance to catch the provocative, insightful political drama King Charles III at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier.
Celebrated British actor and Downton Abbey favorite Robert Bathurst takes on the title role in the 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play. Much like Shakespeare’s captivating history plays, here the men and women of the royal family are revealed to be far more fascinating and complex than their exploits alone. Camilla, Prince William and Kate, Prince Harry—even Princess Diana—all play a part as the “King-in-waiting” finally ascends the throne. In an absurd escalation, Parliament is dissolved, tanks are on the front lawn of Buckingham Palace, and the country is in upheaval over one man’s decision to follow his conscience.
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Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Presents: King Charles III