Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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SIX
Musical
Runs May 14Jun 30, 2019

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived.
On the heels of its UK debut and wildly popular West End run, Chicago Shakespeare stages the North American premiere of SIX—currently nominated …

Hamlet
Classic, Drama
Runs Apr 17Jun 09, 2019

For the first time in more than twenty years, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to Shakespeare’s enduring masterpiece of revenge, passion, and deception. Playing the ill-fated prince of …

The Wizard of Oz
Children’s/Family
Runs Jul 06Aug 25, 2019

Take an unforgettable journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz with Dorothy and her trusty pup Toto as they encounter new friends—including Scarecrow, …

The Comedy of Errors
Children’s/Family, Comedy
Runs Jul 18Aug 18, 2019

For the eighth year, Chicago Shakespeare, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare …

The King’s Speech
Drama
Runs Sep 12Oct 27, 2019

Paralyzed by his stammer and unable to speak to a nation in crisis, King George VI ascends the throne as England stands on the brink of war once …

A Man of Good Hope
Isango Ensemble, in co-production with the Young Vic
Musical
Runs Oct 04Oct 13, 2019

A musical theater spectacle, pulsating with the glorious sounds of this Olivier Award-winning ensemble, is the story of one young refugee’s extraordinary odyssey across a continent. Asad, a …

Makuyeika Theatre Collective
Andares
as part of Destinos – Chicago International Latino Theater Festival
Drama
Runs Oct 23Oct 27, 2019

Woven from ancestral myths, traditional music and arts, and a three-person narrative, Andares reveals the extraordinary, untold stories of ordinary, humble people who inhabit México’s most remote corners. …

Romeo and Juliet
Classic, Drama
Runs Nov 01Dec 22, 2019

A city, two families, and a hatred so old that no one remembers its cause. Defying every boundary forged from their families’ enmity, Romeo and Juliet fall in …

Emma
Literary Adaptation, Musical
Runs Jan 28Mar 15, 2020

Jane Austen’s beloved novel is now a deliciously charming musical, created by Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, Daddy Long Legs). Privileged, …

As You Like It
Classic, Comedy
Runs May 01Jun 21, 2020

It’s the 1960s, when all you need is love. Free spirits escape a world gone wrong to get back to the land—a place that promises safe harbor from …

Blue
Musical
Runs Jun 19Jun 28, 2020

Blue brings audiences into the emotional epicenter of an African-American family in which the father is a police officer and the son is a politically active teenager. When …

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Chicago Shakespeare has redefined what a great American Shakespeare theater can be—a company that defies theatrical category. This Regional Tony Award-winning theater’s year-round season features as many as twenty productions and 650 performances—including plays, musicals, world premieres, family programming, and presentations from around the globe. Chicago Shakespeare is the city’s leading presenter of international work, and has toured its own productions across five continents. The Theater’s nationally acclaimed arts in literacy programs bring Shakespeare to life on stage for tens of thousands of students annually. Each summer, the company tours a free professional production to neighborhood parks citywide.
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