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Captain's Log: Sir Patrick Stewart Explores New Pizza Frontier

By Samantha Abernethy in Food on Jun 3, 2013 3:20PM

Sir Patrick Stewart stopped through Chicago over the weekend, and he continued his exploration of the world of pizza by digging into a deep dish at Gino's East. Also, Stewart stopped by iO and made a splash doing Shakespearean improv.

Last week Stewart tweeted a photo of himself folding up a floppy slice in New York City, saying it was his "first ever pizza 'slice.'" Then on Sunday he tweeted, "Continuing Ed: Deep Dish. Must admit - at home with a knife and fork."

We can't wait to find out which one he enjoyed more.

On Saturday, visitors at the iO Theatre got a surprise treat when Stewart joined the Improvised Shakespeare Company, which creates an improvised play in Elizabethan style based on an audience suggestion. Apparently, Stewart nailed the role of Christopher Robin in "The Taming of Winnie-The-Pooh."

The Sun-Times writes:

On this night, the title was "The Taming of Winnie-the-Pooh," and the British actor -- no doubt familiar with the tales set in England's Hundred Acre Wood -- fell into the role of Christopher Robin. "He was amazing," said iO owner Charna Halpern. "He didn't miss a beat."

By show's end Stewart had slain the evil King Pooh, won the heart of a maiden (played by company regular Blaine Swen) and inhabited four other characters.

Stewart was in town to appear at Creation Entertainment's Official STAR TREK Convention at the Westin in Rosemont.