Friday, February 26, 2010

Noel Coward's "Private Lives"

Friends of ours from Chicago-Kent College of Law took us to see Noel Coward's 1930 comedy of manners, "Private Lives," at Chicago's Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. I haven't been to a play in ages, and this one was just excellent. Apparently, Coward took all of 4 days to write it, after spending out about 2 weeks sketching out the scenes while recovering from the flu in Shanghai. The play was, as expected, hilarious; the actors were superb; and the theater itself - patterned on Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London - was very comfortable.

I might add I find Chicago itself to be fattening. It's way too easy to eat way too much and too well here.

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