More notes from my recent Chicago trip with my daughter’s class … fun in Chicago with kids!
If you’re ever visiting Chicago’s Navy Pier, take in a performance at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. I’ve been there before (twice, in fact), but each time I’m amazed at the way the actors can cram the gist of an entire Shakespeare play into a 90-minute performance that keeps a bunch of fifth graders glued to their seats. I think this production (The Taming of the Shrew) was my least favorite of the three I’ve seen, mainly because I’m a little iffy on its message, but still – go. You’ll enjoy it.
Of course, these are fifth graders. Not even the Bard can beat cool, wavy mirrors.
And since we were in Chicago, some yummy, overpriced, deep-dish pizza was in order.
A few relaxing hours at the Chicago Art Institute, and then we needed to eat again. On to Ed Debevic’s, which I enjoyed the first time, tolerated the second, and was ready to end the experience by this third time. It’s a burger joint famous for the employees insulting patrons in a rude, fake-theatrical way. Fifth graders love it. Adults (well, this adult), well — a little goes a long way.
Still, the place has an undeniable atmosphere. When the employees burst into an impromptu dance to “YMCA,” I thought a few of the kids might hyperventilate.
It was a fun day in Chicago with kids. What’s your favorite Chicago spot?