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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. 

Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac*
Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Penny Metropulos
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor*
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m.SOLD OUT
Directed by Barbara Gaines
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

Arthur Laurents’, Jule Styne’s and Stephen Sondheim’s Gypsy*
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Gary Griffin
Interpreted by: Michael Albert (CI/CT) and Susan Sotnick (NIC)

Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream
75-minute abridged production for families
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Directed by David H. Bell
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Michael Albert (CI/CT)

Stephen Sondheim’s and John Weidman’s Road Show*
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Gary Griffin
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Sheila Kettering (CI/CT)

William Shakespeare’s Henry V*
Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Christopher Luscombe
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

*Tickets to Cyrano de Bergerac, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Gypsy, Road Show and Henry V 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. 

Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac *
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Penny Metropulos
Captioned by c2

William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor *
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Barbara Gaines
Captioned by c2

Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream
75-minute abridged production for families
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Directed by David H. Bell
Captioned by c2

William Shakespeare’s Henry V *
Friday, May 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Christopher Luscombe
Captioned by c2

*Tickets to Cyrano de Bergerac, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V are available for purchase separately or as a three-play subscription.

Access Shakespeare Pay-What-You-Can Program

This season, we are introducing Access Shakespeare Pay-What-You-Can for patrons utilizing our ASL Duo-interpreter and Open-captioned services. Understanding that patrons participating in these programs 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 The Merry Wives of Windsor, Gypsy, Road Show and Henry V
Choose a ticket price ranging from our full-price of $68 to as low as $20.

3-Play Access Subscriptions (choose at least 3 plays: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Gypsy, Road Show and Henry V)
Choose a subscription price ranging from the regular price of $198 to as low as $60.

Single Tickets for Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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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