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Sunday, September 23

2:00 P.M. Nell Gwynn

NELL GWYNN: NOW PLAYING

The 2016 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy has its American Premiere.

Final week of BigMouth

Chicago Tribune raves, "★★★★ A must-see ... utterly unlike anything you will have seen before.”

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!

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.

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.

Chicago Shakespeare Slam 2018

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

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.

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: April 17–June 9, 2019

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages one of the great masterworks of Western literature.

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: NOW PLAYING

The 2016 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy has its American Premiere.

Final week of BigMouth

Chicago Tribune raves, "★★★★ A must-see ... utterly unlike anything you will have seen before.”

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!

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.

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.

Chicago Shakespeare Slam 2018

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

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.

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: April 17–June 9, 2019

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages one of the great masterworks of Western literature.

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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BigMouth

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7:30 p.m.

BigMouth– Sold Out

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7:30 p.m.

BigMouth

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3:00 p.m.

BigMouth

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3:00 p.m.

BigMouth

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BigMouth

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7:30 p.m.

BigMouth

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Wed, Sep 19

7:30 p.m.

BigMouth

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Thu, Sep 20

7:30 p.m.

BigMouth– Sold Out

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

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Fri, Sep 21

7:30 p.m.

BigMouth– Sold Out

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

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Sat, Sep 22

3:00 p.m.

BigMouth– Sold Out

7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

8:00 p.m.

BigMouth– Sold Out

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Sun, Sep 23

2:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

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7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

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7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

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7:30 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

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3:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

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2:00 p.m.

Nell Gwynn

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Sunday, September 23

2:00 P.M. Nell Gwynn

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News

September 19, 2018

Construction Alert

Allow some extra travel time due to improvement work on Lake Shore Drive. If you are using Northbound lanes to get to the Theater, take Randolph Street exit, as the Illinois Street ramp is currently closed.

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September 17, 2018

Chicago Tribune gives
★★★★ to BigMouth

"A stunner of a show and here only through Sept. 22. So you can’t wait around. It is performed in such bravura fashion, you likely will be floored"

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September 10, 2018

10 Jeff Award nominations

CST's nominations include Best Production of a Large Play for Macbeth, and Best Ensemble in a Play for The Taming of the Shrew.

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Watch & Listen

 

Video: The power of words and language

 

Video: Director Spotlight: Nell Gwynn

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