WBEZ | Shylock http://www.wbez.org/tags/shylock Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Don’t-Miss List August 9-August 15: Shylock and Cupid face off http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/%EF%BB%BFdon%E2%80%99t-miss-list-august-9-august-15-shylock-and-cupid-face-101547 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/merchant%20of%20venice%202%20firts%20folio.jpg" title="The cast of ‘Merchant of Venice’ doubles as the cast for ‘Shylock and his Daughter.’ (Courtesy of First Folio)" /></div><p>The Dueling Critics won&rsquo;t return to the air &#39;til next Friday, August 17, when we&rsquo;ll review Eugene O&rsquo;Neill&rsquo;s <em>Ah, Wilderness</em> at Eclipse Theatre. Meanwhile, console yourselves with one of these:<br /><br /><u><em>Shylock and His Daughter</em>, this and next Thursday at 8:15 p.m., First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook, $10.</u><br /><br />If you&rsquo;ve ever wondered what <em>The Merchant of Venice</em> would look like from Shylock&rsquo;s perspective, come check out First Folio&rsquo;s staged reading of this play from the Yiddish theater.&nbsp;<em>Merchant</em> director Alison C. Vesely is at the helm, and the reading features the actors from <em>Merchant</em> reprising (and reinterpreting) their roles. It should be an excellent complement to Vesely&rsquo;s thoughtful interpretation of one of Shakespeare&rsquo;s most difficult comedies. There are only these two performances, though, so don&rsquo;t tarry.<br /><br /><u><em>Cupid Has A Heart On: A Musical Guide to Relationships</em>, Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. beginning August 11 at Stage 773 on Belmont, $20.</u><br /><br />Brian Posen, who operates Stage 773 as a rental house for other companies, brings his own troupe over from iO where this long-form improvisation piece about getting it together and getting it on has been playing to rapt late-night audiences for roughly ever.&nbsp; Come check out the show in an environment not dictated by Cubs traffic.<br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/%EF%BB%BFdon%E2%80%99t-miss-list-august-9-august-15-shylock-and-cupid-face-101547