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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 21 2014

The first time Chicago Shakespeare Theater brought them to town, in 2011, Australia's One Step at a Time Like This gave us En Route—a 90-minute theatrical walkabout that used personal tech (earphones, cell, an MP3 player) to lead audiences of one on a witty, revelatory excursion through downtown Chicago. The revelation wasn't particular. Sure, participants discovered what might be called clues: messages in alleys, bits of clothing draped on chairs. But those finds didn't advance a plot, disclose a secret, or trigger a crisis. Instead they invited us to a wider awareness than we usually permit ourselves. "Somewhere along the line," I wrote at the time, "the soundtrack, the changes of scene, the instructions, the indeterminacy of it all combined to tear me loose from my intentions and allow me to do the sort of seeing that starts with a willingness to tell yourself you've got nowhere else to be and nothing you need to do. I temporarily forgot to want anything." Now One Step is back, with an experience that's at once the same and very different. Continue reading >>

Price: $45-$75

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