Theatre Fun Stuff: Water Fools

August 21, 2009 at 11:04 pm Leave a comment

Alternative title: “Foolin’ Around at Navy Pier.”

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In their international search for cool stuff, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre has brought in Marseilles troupe Ilotepie.  They’ll be performing their water-borne show “Fous de Bassin” (“Water Fools” for those who don’t parlay voo Francy).

The premise is bringing European street performance to the water, sort of like Pizza Hut can bring Italy to your doorstep.  The videos look pretty cool, making the surface of the water appear to be a bustling French metropolis.  This Lake Michigan performance is the American premier, but the fools have braved the waters of the Seine and Thames rivers across the Atlantic.

Another exciting aspect is that it is something for free at Navy Pier.  The $15 bleacher seats have been snatched up, but they are releasing something like 3000 tickets for those who just want to chill out on the pier and check out the watery insanity.  The shows start at 9:15 (or whenever sundown happens) Saturday and Sunday.  The Sunday performance occured because its raining tonight (Friday).  I’m hoping to join the 2999 others down there to check out these Frenchmen, you should hop a long too.

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