August 2013

Summer with Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Featured as the centerpiece of Mayor Emanuel’s Night Out in the Parks initiative, Shakespeare’s madcap farce, The Comedy of Errors, is currently traveling to 18 of Chicago’s parks on the north, west and south sides of the city. Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is once again being welcomed into the vibrant communities of Chicago by local artists who open each performance, as well as the thousands of picnickers, neighbors, families and Bard-enthusiasts. The Mayor has joined us twice—bringing his family to Eckhart Park and a group of CPS high school students to Humboldt Park. With free performances running through August 25, there is still time to take part in Chicago’s new summertime tradition.
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Cyrano Reunites a Perfect Pair

The actor-director team behind CST’s wildly popular The Madness of George III reunites as  director Penny Metropulos (recipient of Best Director Jeff Award) stages the Theater’s first-ever Cyrano de Bergerac, featuring star of stage and screen Harry Groener (recipient of Best Actor Jeff Award for his turn as King George). 
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CST Tours to Four Continents

Chicago Shakespeare brings its extraordinary productions across the globe this season, touring to Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Fully committed to cultural exchange, CST will also introduce groundbreaking international companies to Chicago audiences.
Explore CST’s World's Stage


Barbara Gaines Honored by UK’s University of Birmingham

Strengthening the ongoing partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines was bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in a ceremony on July 10, accompanied by Director of Education Marilyn Halperin. 
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Up and Coming

Shrek The Musical
July 13–September 1, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare
in the Parks
The Comedy of Errors

July 26–August 25, 2013

Cyrano de Bergerac
September 24–November 10, 2013

The Table
December 4, 2012–January 20, 2013

The Merry Wives of Windsor
December 3, 2013–January 19, 2014

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