Event: The Mother****** with the Hat
Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre
Showing: December 28th, 2012 through March 3rd, 2013.
Category: THEATRE MUSICAL / PLAY
Things are looking up for recovering alcoholic Jackie and his girlfriend Veronica—until Jackie spots another man’s hat in their apartment and embarks on a sublimely incompetent quest for vengeance. Fast-paced and uproarious, Mother is a gleefully foul-mouthed look at modern love and other addictions. Ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, director of the acclaimed Broadway premiere, returns to direct the Steppenwolf production.
Please note this play contains adult language: an honest, authentic mash-up of poetry and profanity (that’s a lotta fun).
Cirque Shanghai: Cloud 9
Cirque Shanghai is returning for its fifth year to the Pepsi Skyline stage at Navy Pier. A mix between the French circus, crazy yoga, acrobatics and unbelievable talent; Cirque Shanghai is an affordable way to see an extremely unique, jaw dropping performance.
This daring spectacle, breathtaking artistry, and the sheer joy of its dazzling young cast make Cirque Shanghai: Cloud 9 a brand new theatrical experience for audiences of all ages, with acrobats careening from sway poles suspending high above the stage, gravity-defying ladder balances, a unicyclist riding atop a spinning umbrella , the fun and skill of “hat juggling,” and featuring “Imperial Thunder,” China’s finest daredevil motorcycle troupe riding precariously in steel globe center stage
And if you enjoy Cirque du Soliel like my husband and I, you really don’t want to pass this up. Cloud 9 is a very similar experience at a third of the cost.
The show isn’t much more than an hour and fifteen minutes long but being located on Navy Pier you can follow it up with a ride on the Ferris Wheel, drinks at the Beer Garden, fireworks on Wednesday or Saturday, even something as simple as a fresh lemonade and walk along the pier.
Cloud 9 is being performed this summer through September 6th, tickets start at $14.50 each, shows every Wednesday thru Sunday. For $35.75/person, one can purchase the “Navy Pier All Day Fun Package”. This includes a ticket to the show, a ride on the Ferris Wheel, Shoreline Boat tour and a Riva dining coupon. A perfect date night, no thought required.