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Monday, August 24, 2009

A Little Taste of Chicago (and France)

By Suzy Evans

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre brings international theater artists to Chicago each year through its World Stage Series, and this weekend, French troupe Ilotopie performed atop Lake Michigan by Navy Pier to crowds of audiences, hungry for free theater. Ilotopie's Water Fools showcases live entertainment with large floating objects, like cars, and fire. Although the lake magic was postponed due to weather conditions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday served it up with a bang. There was no shortage of excitement on Saturday night as an ignorant boater charged for the floating stage at the beginning of the performance causing a round of cops to break up the madness.

Here's a little taste of the international entertainment:

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