Tuesday, July 12
|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.
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.
A one-night-only cabaret event with music from the great American songbook—December 5.
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.
This 75-minute abridgment of Romeo and Juliet is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.
Chicago's The Lincoln Squares explore a story of betrayal, loss, love and obsession.
June 21, 2016
CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines announces casting for her production of Sense and Sensibility at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.
June 13, 2016
The Guardian (UK) lauds Tug of War, "This gripping take on the history plays is rocking Chicago."
May 24, 2016
A FREE Twelfth Night production is coming to 19 Chicago parks this summer, July 14–August 14.
June 1, 2016
The Wall Street Journal's Terry Teachout explores Tug of War: Foreign Fire, calling it "As fast-moving as an arrow whizzing toward its target..."
May 18, 2016
The Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones explores Barbara Gaines' vision for her epic history cycle.
May 10, 2016
The Evanston Review explores GALA 2016 which raised $1.4 million for CST's Urban Classrooms and Communities initiatives.
May 2, 2016
World Architect News explores Gordon + Gill's design of sustainable solutions and transformational glass.
April 29, 2016
American Theatre Magazine celebrates Shakespeare 400 Chicago's offerings and CST's beginnings.
April 25, 2016
The Chicago Tribune talks turkey with curator Alpana Singh and the chefs of Culinary Complete Works.
April 22, 2016
The Chicago Tribune looks at the Bard's enduring characters, loved the world over.
April 7, 2016
Check out the exciting lineup—from innovative reimagined classics to bold new works developed at CST.
April 20, 2016
Navy Pier's first fireworks of the year are this Saturday in honor of the legendary wordsmith's 400th birthday.
April 14, 2016
On April 23, 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the City of Chicago will officially celebrate the Bard's lasting influence.
March 29, 2016
WBEZ's Morning Shift talks with Alpana Singh, curator of Shakespeare 400 Chicago's Complete Culinary Works.
March 27, 2016
NBC Nightly News stops in at Tug of War: Foreign Fire rehearsal while investigating the Bard's missing bones.
March 7, 2016
The Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones talks about CST's new theater, The Yard and the Cubs expansion.
Watch & Listen
Video: A Message from Artistic Director Barbara Gaines
Video: The Merchant of Venice Trailer