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Shakespeare in Love

800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, 60611 | directions
based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
directed by Rachel Rockwell

The Oscar-winning romantic comedy about Shakespeare and his Chamberlain’s Men returns to its rightful home—the stage. Imagine a young playwright on the make struggling to write his new tragic love story, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. The title just doesn’t have the right ring—and young Will Shakespeare knows it. He’s got writer’s block and must do something quickly. Will needs a muse, and he finds one in Viola, a vivacious beauty who will do anything –even disguise herself as a man—to audition for the stage where no women are permitted to perform. Once revealed, the torrid affair begins inspiring the completion of the most romantic tragedy ever penned. Backstage maneuverings jostle hilariously with onstage dramas in this love letter to Theater itself.

     RUN: Apr 15 - Jun 18, 2017

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Choose a DateNovember 2017

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Guaranteed Parking at a 40% Discount: Chicago Shakespeare Theater ticket holders are guaranteed indoor, discounted parking at the Navy Pier Garages.



Chicago Shakespeare Theater is committed to bringing outstanding theater to persons with disabilities, including hearing and visual impairments. Accessible seating is available in both theaters, as are large-print programs and assistive listening devices. If disability assistance is required, please call the Box Office at 312.595.5600. Visit http://www.chicagoshakes.com/access for information on Duo-Interpreted Sign Language performances and Audio-Described Performances.

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