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Will the Real Rod Blagojevich Please Stand Up?

By Suzy Evans in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 10, 2009 9:00PM

In all his free time between appearing on talk shows and sending his wife to Costa Rica, Blago has been brushing up on his Shakespeare. And he’ll show off his newest skill set at Navy Pier this Saturday in the Second City musical under his name. Although he will not star as himself in Rod Blagojevich Superstar, he will participate in an improv set fueled by audience suggestions for his wife’s escape from the jungle. (And you thought his appearance on Letterman was bad.) He’ll also announce the show’s extension at Chicago Shakes.

We know our fair ex-governor is a media-whore, but at least this time, his cause is a little altruistic. Part of ticket sales from the event will benefit Gilda’s Club Chicago, a group that provides support for people living with cancer. Unfortunately, tickets are already sold out so if you still care about Blago’s endeavors, you’ll have to do some internet research and probably pay more than the usual $25 ticket price.

Rod Blagojevich Superstar runs through August 9 Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.