Nicholas Harazin (Benvolio) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he appeared as Lucentio in Short Shakespeare! The Taming of the Shrew and Malcolm in Short Shakespeare! Macbeth . Other Chicago credits include: I Am Going To Change The World ( Chicago Dramatists); and nine plays with the Back Room Shakespeare Project. Regional credits include two seasons with American Players Theatre, and work with: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Forward Theater Company, Renaissance Theaterworks, among others. He was seen this winter in Chicago Fire. Nick is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and the University of Minnesota. I saw The Tempest in my sophomore year of high school, and I remember thinking the language was hard to follow but the images from that show still stick in my mind. What I enjoy most about acting Shakespeare is, oddly enough, the language, which I now enjoy most of all, making it as accessible as possible. I think Shakespeare elevates the everyday of our lives in a way that most other playwrights have not yet come close.
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