I must admit, I was a little skeptical that I would enjoy myself at first, I'm not a hip-hop or rap kind of girl. But my house-mate Gina really wanted to go and Chicago Shakespeare's Facebook page had a deal where you could get two tickets for twenty dollars to opening weekend, so we did a double date and went. I am so glad we did.
I was able to understand the rapping just fine and the adaptation was so cleverly done, sticking very closely to the storyline, weaving seamlessly between the English we speak today and Shakespeare's own complicated and beautiful style.
Funk it Up About Nothin' kept me (and everyone else) laughing the entire time with lovable characters, evil villains and witty repartee.
I'm going again on Thursday (one of the last days to go with the two for twenty with the promo code FRIEND) and I highly recommend that you do too!