When: Thu., Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 14, 2 & 8 p.m. 2015
“All the world’s a stage, / And all the men and women merely players; / They have their exits and their entrances; / And one man in his time plays many parts,” muses Jaques in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. When he wrote these lines, the bard couldn’t have known how perfectly they would apply to the merry jesters of the Improvised Shakespeare Company. These Chicago-based thespians use Shakespearean themes and audience prompts to craft unscripted, off-the-cuff plays before viewers’ very eyes. Poetic language, fantastical characters, sword-swinging action and, of course, star-crossed lovers are the ties that bind each original performance. Get thee to the FlynnSpace for a one-of-a-kind laugh riot.