Head to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier this weekend for your last chance to take in the uproarious comedy The Heir Apparent . Playing in the Courtyard Theater through Jan. 17, rhyming couplets and contemporary slang abound in this deliciously off-color tribute to Jean-François Regnard’s comic masterpiece, Le Légataire universel.
Young Eraste has it all—good looks, a beautiful fiancée, and the prospect of a sizable inheritance from an elderly uncle. There’s just one snag: the uncle won’t die and he has bequeathed his entire fortune to someone else. Not to mention his uncle, Geronte, has his heart set on marrying Eraste’s fiancée, Isabelle. This clever comedy depicts Eraste’s tricky schemes to maintain both his inheritance and his lover.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Box Office at 312.595.5600.