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Thursday, October 18

7:30 P.M. Nell Gwynn

NELL GWYNN: "Theatre at its best"

The award-winning comedy's American Premiere “makes you want to go back again & again."

CIRCOLOMBIA BEGINS OCTOBER 23

Breathtaking circus stunts. Brilliant live beats. One amazing experience.

FIGHT NIGHT: begins October 23

Five candidates. One winner. You hold the power to choose in this Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit.

SAVE UP TO 30% ON TICKETS

No matter your schedule, budget or taste, we’ve got a Season Ticket package that’s right for you!

Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL

The hip-hop holiday treat with the bangin' beat returns to The Yard for the holidays.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Joe Dowling reimagines his production from CST’s inaugural Navy Pier season.

CST FOR $20

Bringing students and young professionals world-class theater at an everyday price.

US/THEM: January 22–February 3

An exploration of the way children cope with disaster, based on the Beslan school siege.

L’après-midi d’un foehn version 1

Plastic bags take flight in a brilliant metaphor of art and imagination from Compagnie Non Nova.

Chicago Shakespeare Slam 2018

High school teams from across the region go toe to toe as nine teams advance to the Final Bout.

Short Shakespeare! MACBETH

A 75-minute abridged production of the classic tragedy for families, on stage February 2019.

GREAT PRICES FOR GROUPS

Book a group of 10 or more and save on a first-class theatrical experience at CST.

An Inspector Calls: Spring 2019

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning thriller visits in a limited engagement.

TWO PINTS: March 6–31

Two blokes share a pint in Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle’s intimate dialogue.

HAMLET: COMING SPRING 2019

Raúl Esparza, Award-winning actor of stage and screen, takes on Shakespeare’s most iconic role.

BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS

A World Premiere Musical based on the iconic feature film comes alive on stage in Spring 2019.

ACCESS SHAKESPEARE

Chicago Shakespeare strives to make its facilities and shows accessible to all patrons.

AUDIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Attend a pre-show lecture or post-show discussion, or meet the cast in the Pub.

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NELL GWYNN: "Theatre at its best"

The award-winning comedy's American Premiere “makes you want to go back again & again."

CIRCOLOMBIA BEGINS OCTOBER 23

Breathtaking circus stunts. Brilliant live beats. One amazing experience.

FIGHT NIGHT: begins October 23

Five candidates. One winner. You hold the power to choose in this Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit.

SAVE UP TO 30% ON TICKETS

No matter your schedule, budget or taste, we’ve got a Season Ticket package that’s right for you!

Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL

The hip-hop holiday treat with the bangin' beat returns to The Yard for the holidays.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Joe Dowling reimagines his production from CST’s inaugural Navy Pier season.

CST FOR $20

Bringing students and young professionals world-class theater at an everyday price.

US/THEM: January 22–February 3

An exploration of the way children cope with disaster, based on the Beslan school siege.

L’après-midi d’un foehn version 1

Plastic bags take flight in a brilliant metaphor of art and imagination from Compagnie Non Nova.

Chicago Shakespeare Slam 2018

High school teams from across the region go toe to toe as nine teams advance to the Final Bout.

Short Shakespeare! MACBETH

A 75-minute abridged production of the classic tragedy for families, on stage February 2019.

GREAT PRICES FOR GROUPS

Book a group of 10 or more and save on a first-class theatrical experience at CST.

An Inspector Calls: Spring 2019

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning thriller visits in a limited engagement.

TWO PINTS: March 6–31

Two blokes share a pint in Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle’s intimate dialogue.

HAMLET: COMING SPRING 2019

Raúl Esparza, Award-winning actor of stage and screen, takes on Shakespeare’s most iconic role.

BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS

A World Premiere Musical based on the iconic feature film comes alive on stage in Spring 2019.

ACCESS SHAKESPEARE

Chicago Shakespeare strives to make its facilities and shows accessible to all patrons.

AUDIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Attend a pre-show lecture or post-show discussion, or meet the cast in the Pub.

CALENDAR

October 2018
SMTWTFS
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Mon, Oct 1
02
Tue, Oct 2

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

03
Wed, Oct 3

1:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

04
Thu, Oct 4

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

05
Fri, Oct 5

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

06
Sat, Oct 6

3:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

(PA)

 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

8:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

07
Sun, Oct 7

2:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

(PA)

 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

08
Mon, Oct 8
09
Tue, Oct 9

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

10
Wed, Oct 10

1:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

11
Thu, Oct 11

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

12
Fri, Oct 12

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

13
Sat, Oct 13

3:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

(PA)

 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

8:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

14
Sun, Oct 14

2:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

(PA)

 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

15
Mon, Oct 15
16
Tue, Oct 16
17
Wed, Oct 17

1:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

18
Thu, Oct 18

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

19
Fri, Oct 19

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

(CC)

 Attend a Cast Call with actors in the Pub at 6:30

20
Sat, Oct 20

3:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

(PA)

 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

8:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

21
Sun, Oct 21

2:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

(PA)

 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

6:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

22
Mon, Oct 22
23
Tue, Oct 23

7:30 p.m.

Fight Night

7:45 p.m.

Circolombia

24
Wed, Oct 24

1:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

7:30 p.m.

Fight Night

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

7:45 p.m.

Circolombia

25
Thu, Oct 25

1:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

 Open-captioned

7:30 p.m.

Fight Night

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

 Open-captioned

7:45 p.m.

Circolombia

26
Fri, Oct 26

7:30 p.m.

Fight Night

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

 ASL Duo-interpreted

(CC)

 Attend a Cast Call with actors in the Pub at 6:30

7:45 p.m.

Circolombia

27
Sat, Oct 27

2:00 p.m.

Fight Night

3:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

(PA)

 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

4:00 p.m.

Circolombia

7:30 p.m.

Fight Night

7:45 p.m.

Circolombia

8:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

28
Sun, Oct 28

2:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

 Audio-described with optional Touch Tour

(PA)

 Come for the PreAmble 1 hour before curtain

3:00 p.m.

Fight Night

4:00 p.m.

Circolombia

29
Mon, Oct 29
30
Tue, Oct 30

7:30 p.m.

Fight Night

7:45 p.m.

Circolombia

31
Wed, Oct 31

1:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

7:30 p.m.

Fight Night

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

7:45 p.m.

Circolombia

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Thursday, October 18

7:30 P.M. Nell Gwynn

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