DATE: October 15, 2018 - November 04, 2018
TIME: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
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The Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy, which took audiences by storm in its Shakespeare’s Globe London debut, has its American premiere this fall. Be transported to the flamboyant world of seventeenth-century London, dripping with decadent excess and bawdy amusements. A quick wit and exceptional beauty propel the winsome Nell Gwynn from selling oranges on the streets of London’s burgeoning theater district to performing on its stages. Nell captures the hearts of her audiences—and England’s King Charles II. Thrust into the royal spotlight, the king’s mistress is dealt a new role as the nation’s sweetheart in this joyous song- and dance-filled romantic comedy.
Christopher Luscombe, who staged the debut London production, returns to direct the North American premiere of Nell Gwynn.
This free series of programs offers lectures and talkbacks on ideas embodied in the play as well as opportunities to meet the cast.