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2. First Folio is in its second week of performances for Romeo and Juliet. Will it be as good as Shakespeare in the Park's 2007 version, featuring Six Feet Under's Lauren Ambrose? The performances are held outside, so perhaps it will at least be as scenic? Also, in a clear dig at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Folio's website features a quote from the Tribune: "First Folio offers something Navy Pier can't — plenty of greenery, gentle breezes and the chance to stretch out on a blanket with family and friends while being transported to Shakespeare's otherworldly romance."
3. Beast Women is a cabaret show at National Pastime Theater, and the Beast Women will be there, tonight at 8pm. But wait -- this is no ordinary cabaret (though what is an ordinary cabaret?): "This is not your typical show," they say. "The artists presented, display their passion, strength, freedom, and sensuality to reveal the very things that make them the women they are today." It's all part of Naked July at the National Pastime, which also features some of your favorite movies.
5. Curious about Hot Tix and their tweets and their business model? Read Kris Vire's story about Joe Wescott, the man behind the humor, and an active part of Chicago's theater scene himself.
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