Sunday I hit Shakespeare in the Park with R and his brother. We got there early enough to get a great spot, have a picnic and chat. Even got to munch on some awesome cinnamon sugar kettle corn!
The play this year is Romeo and Juliet. Changing the setting to 1893 World's Fair Chicago, with the Montague's and Capulet's as rival Chicago politicians was a great idea. It was really quite good. Juliet was an absolute star! The actress had to go through such a range of emotions and handled it wonderfully. Romeo was good too. Mercutio is one of my favorite characters and, while nobody can beat Harold Perrineau's take, the actor was solid. Nurse was especially funny as she had such a broad Irish accent.
Overall, a 7. Go out and support your local arts, museums, theaters, and music venues!