2018/19 Season Announced
15 dynamic and diverse productions characterize a company that defies theatrical category.
SCHILLER’S MARY STUART
Two queens fight for the right to rule a growing empire—now playing through April 15.
See MACBETH in The Yard
The creators of CST’s sold-out The Tempest return with a magical psychological thriller.
WAITING FOR GODOT
Ireland's Druid Theatre returns to present a revelatory take on Beckett’s masterpiece.
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March 14, 2018
“It is certainly far and away the most extensive, internationalist and far-ranging of any Chicago theater.”
March 8, 2018
K.K. Moggie and Kellie Overbey joined Jerome McDonnell to discuss the play, their roles, and the dynamics of patriarchy, past and present.
March 1, 2018
CST’s executive director met with students in the Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program.
February 5, 2018
Members of the Short Shakespeare! cast discuss adapting the Bard’s timeless words.
January 9, 2018
CST is delighted to offer discount tickets to Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream during Chicago Theater Week, February 8-18.
January 5, 2018
Our artistic director was honored as the top player in Chicago’s theater scene this year, for her ambitious production Tug of War and the opening of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
October 31, 2017
The American Institute of Architects honors The Yard with the 2017 AIA Innovation Award Honorable Mention for Stellar Architecture.
December 1, 2017
Dion Johnstone shares the discoveries he made while preparing to play the role of Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet.
October 19, 2017
Splash Magazine is among many to praise the work of México’s Teatro Línea de Sombra, playing in The Yard through October 29.
September 20, 2017
The Chicago Tribune explores how Skyline Stage became The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
August 18, 2017
The cast of Madagascar – A Musical Adventure had everyone up and dancing to MOVE IT, MOVE IT!
June 2, 2017
Chris Jones at the Chicago Tribune takes a closer look at progress on The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
April 13, 2017
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a season of incredible performances, fresh interpretations, and the opening of The Yard.
March 14, 2017
The hit 70-minute musical adaptation of the DreamWorks film begins July 13 at Chicago Shakespeare.
March 13, 2017
Pioneer Press talks with 14-year-old professional actor Aaron Lamm, who currently appears on stage at CST in the role of Moth.
March 6, 2017
Partner of award-winning Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), talks with Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Watch & Listen
Video: 2018/19 Season Announcement
Video: On Stage: Schiller’s