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Hearing Impairments

Services for patrons who are deaf or are hard of hearing: 

  • Learn more about our new Access Shakespeare Pay-What-You-Can Program
  • Assistive-listening devices are available for all performances at our Audience Services table just inside our lobby doors.
  • ASL Duo-interpreter performances (see details below)
  • Open-captioned performances (see details below)

ASL Duo-interpreter performances: All dialogue and lyrics are translated into American Sign Language by two certified interpreters (view bios). Please purchase your tickets in advance to participate in our Access programs.  Programs with no attendance may be cancelled 48 hours prior to the show. 

Stephen Flaherty’s and Lynn Ahrens’ Seussical
75-minute musical for families
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Directed by Scott Weinstein
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Michael Albert (CI/CT)

William Shakespeare’s King Lear*
Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Barbara Gaines
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Susan Sotnick (NIC)

William Shakespeare’s Pericles*
Friday, January 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by David H. Bell
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Sheila Kettering (CI/CT)

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth
75-minute abridged production for families
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Directed by Kirsten Kelly
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

Paul Gordon’s Sense and Sensibility*
Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Barbara Gaines
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Michael Albert (CI/CT)

*Tickets to King Lear, Pericles and Sense and Sensibility are available for purchase separately or as a three-play subscription.

Open-captioned performances: For the first time this season, we are offering open captioning, which features a text display of the words and sounds heard during a play. Controlled by a captioner watching the play from the back of the theater, the presentation of the text is synced live with the action onstage. Please purchase your tickets in advance to participate in our Access programs.  Programs with no attendance may be cancelled 48 hours prior to the show. 

William Shakespeare’s King Lear*
Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Barbara Gaines
Captioned by c2

William Shakespeare’s Pericles*
Friday, January 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by David H. Bell
Captioned by c2

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth
75-minute abridged production for families
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Directed by Kirsten Kelly
Captioned by c2

Paul Gordon’s Sense and Sensibility*
Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Barbara Gaines
Captioned by c2

*Tickets to King Lear, Pericles and Sense and Sensibility are available for purchase separately or as a three-play subscription.

Access Shakespeare Pay-What-You-Can Program

This season, we are continuing our Access Shakespeare Pay-What-You-Can for patrons utilizing our audio-described services. Understanding that patrons participating in this program represent a broad financial spectrum, we’re putting it in their hands to pay what they can, to ensure that our productions are as available as possible, to the widest audience possible.

Single Tickets for King Lear, Pericles and Sense and Sensibility
Choose a ticket price ranging from our full-price of $68 to as low as $20.

3-Play Access Subscriptions: King Lear, Pericles and Sense and Sensibility
Choose a subscription price ranging from the regular price of $198 to as low as $60.

Single Tickets for Seussical
Our family musical has single tickets available at $25 (adults) and $15 (students, 12 and under).

Single Tickets for Short Shakespeare! Macbeth
Our abridged production has single tickets available at $15 (adults) and $12 (students, 18 and under).

For both single ticket and subscription purchases, we are happy to extend this Pay-What-You-Can Program to the patron utilizing the service and to one companion. 

   
For tickets and
More Information

 Phone: 312.595.5600

 TTY: 312.595.5699

 Group Sales: 312.595.5678

 Fax: 312.595.5644

 access@chicagoshakes.com

 

 

 

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