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I, Banquo
Runs Apr 02Apr 18, 2021

A new theatrical film recorded in one live, uninterrupted take—declared “a juicy, fast-paced look at rivalry” by Chicago Tribune. Overlooked and betrayed, Banquo had a rough go of …

I, Cinna (The Poet)
Runs Apr 05May 02, 2021

A timely new theatrical film tailored for the virtual experience. It’s time to write the revolution. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the humble, apolitical poet Cinna hardly says a …

Measure for Measure
Runs Apr 19May 16, 2021

A video-enhanced audio play combines the actors’ spoken word with vivid imagery. Celebrated theater-maker Henry Godinez stages Shakespeare’s searing exploration of sexual politics and social injustice amidst the …

Twelfth Night
Runs Apr 19May 16, 2021

A new audio play with original music and immersive 360° sound. Taking inspiration from the immortal line “If music be the food of love play on!,” Artistic Director …

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Chicago IL 60611
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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