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7:30 P.M. Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet

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Chicago Celebrates Shakespeare

In 2016 CST spearheads an international yearlong arts festival all across the city.

FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS

A 75-minute Twelfth Night brought to every corner of the city this summer.

GARY BUSEY'S ONE-MAN HAMLET

Uproarious award-winning comedian David Carl's utterly unique take on Shakespeare.

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT SOLD OUT

Tickets for Shakespeare's Globe's production of The Merchant of Venice are no longer available.

ZUIDPOOL THEATER'S MACBETH

In August, Belgian rock stars take on the Bard’s dark tale—a concert experience like no other.

SONGS OF LEAR—SEPTEMBER 15–18

From Poland, an origin work—the highest-rated performance of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE

This stunning conclusion of the ultimate game of thrones begins September 17.

ENAMORARSE DE UN INCENDIO

Foro Shakespeare explores the passion and pain of Romeo and Juliet in September.

FROM INDIA: PIYA BEHRUPIYA

An award-winning Hindi translation of Twelfth Night arrives this August.

THE REVENGE OF PRINCE ZI DAN

From China, Shanghai Jingju Theatre reinterprets Hamlet in September.

SEPTEMBER 24 AT 11:00 A.M.

Shakespeare in the Criminal Justice System is a free panel discussion among global artists.

Award-winning artists return

unpathed waters, undreamed shores—a site-responsive, pedestrian-based event this fall.

CHICAGO PREMIERE: KING CHARLES III

2015 Olivier Award winning play hailed “flat out brilliant” by The New York Times.  

SHAKESPEARE TONIGHT!

A one-night-only cabaret event with music from the great American songbook—December 5.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS

All 75 deaths in Shakespeare done onstage—solemn, somber and sublimely funny.

THE WINTER'S TALE FROM THE UK

Cheek by Jowl shares Shakespeare’s story of struggle, redemption and hope in December.

WORLD PREMIERE IN WINTER 2017

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages the moving, humorous drama The Book of Joseph.

LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST

Studies give way to amorous letters and vows in the Bard’s witty satire on young love.

SHORT SHAKESPEARE!

This 75-minute abridgment of Romeo and Juliet is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.

GRAVEDIGGERS' HAMLET

Chicago's The Lincoln Squares explore a story of betrayal, loss, love and obsession.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

The Oscar-winning romantic comedy is returned to the stage in this Chicago premiere.

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SUBSCRIBE TODAY, SAVE ALL YEAR

Choose a classic package or create your own and join us for the 30th Anniversary Season.

A SPACE FOR THE IMAGINATION

Learn about our expanded campus and the transformative campaign making it possible.

Chicago Celebrates Shakespeare

In 2016 CST spearheads an international yearlong arts festival all across the city.

FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS

A 75-minute Twelfth Night brought to every corner of the city this summer.

GARY BUSEY'S ONE-MAN HAMLET

Uproarious award-winning comedian David Carl's utterly unique take on Shakespeare.

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT SOLD OUT

Tickets for Shakespeare's Globe's production of The Merchant of Venice are no longer available.

ZUIDPOOL THEATER'S MACBETH

In August, Belgian rock stars take on the Bard’s dark tale—a concert experience like no other.

SONGS OF LEAR—SEPTEMBER 15–18

From Poland, an origin work—the highest-rated performance of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE

This stunning conclusion of the ultimate game of thrones begins September 17.

ENAMORARSE DE UN INCENDIO

Foro Shakespeare explores the passion and pain of Romeo and Juliet in September.

FROM INDIA: PIYA BEHRUPIYA

An award-winning Hindi translation of Twelfth Night arrives this August.

THE REVENGE OF PRINCE ZI DAN

From China, Shanghai Jingju Theatre reinterprets Hamlet in September.

SEPTEMBER 24 AT 11:00 A.M.

Shakespeare in the Criminal Justice System is a free panel discussion among global artists.

Award-winning artists return

unpathed waters, undreamed shores—a site-responsive, pedestrian-based event this fall.

CHICAGO PREMIERE: KING CHARLES III

2015 Olivier Award winning play hailed “flat out brilliant” by The New York Times.  

SHAKESPEARE TONIGHT!

A one-night-only cabaret event with music from the great American songbook—December 5.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS

All 75 deaths in Shakespeare done onstage—solemn, somber and sublimely funny.

THE WINTER'S TALE FROM THE UK

Cheek by Jowl shares Shakespeare’s story of struggle, redemption and hope in December.

WORLD PREMIERE IN WINTER 2017

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages the moving, humorous drama The Book of Joseph.

LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST

Studies give way to amorous letters and vows in the Bard’s witty satire on young love.

SHORT SHAKESPEARE!

This 75-minute abridgment of Romeo and Juliet is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.

GRAVEDIGGERS' HAMLET

Chicago's The Lincoln Squares explore a story of betrayal, loss, love and obsession.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

The Oscar-winning romantic comedy is returned to the stage in this Chicago premiere.

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7:30 p.m.

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5:00 p.m.

Tug Of War: Foreign Fire

 Open-captioned

7:30 p.m.

I, Malvolio

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3:00 p.m.

I, Malvolio

4:00 p.m.

Tug Of War: Foreign Fire

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 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

8:00 p.m.

I, Malvolio

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1:00 p.m.

Tug Of War: Foreign Fire

 Audio-described with optional Touch Tour

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Tug Of War: Foreign Fire

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1:00 p.m.

Tug Of War: Foreign Fire

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 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

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Tuesday, July 12

7:30 P.M. Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet

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June 21, 2016

Old Globe Names 'Sense' Cast

CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines announces casting for her production of Sense and Sensibility at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.

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June 13, 2016

"A Bold Magnificent Venture"

The Guardian (UK) lauds Tug of War, "This gripping take on the history plays is rocking Chicago."

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June 7, 2016

Eat Your Way Through Shakespeare 400 Chicago

Make It Better explores the cornucopia of delicious offerings in Culinary Complete Works.

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