ForceCast fan, and Indiana native, Brett W. wrote in to spread the word that the Emperor will be landing in Chicago in 2012. I suggest the entire city doubles their efforts to welcome the talented actor and support his upcoming performance.
"I am a subscriber to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and received a notice on next season's (2011-2012) schedule. Ian McDiarmid, Darth Sidious himself, will play the title role in the play Timon of Athens. Mr. McDiarmid will be live on stage between April and June 2012.
It's a lesser known Shakespeare play, but what a thrill it will be to see a Star Wars legend here in our town (I live in Northwest Indiana, but it's Chicagoland all the same).
Here's the link to the official notice on the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Website"
We'll be sure to keep you posted as we get closer to the performances.