Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Creative Producer Rick Boynton, and a stellar line-up special guests celebrated our namesake’s 456th birthday with a 30‑minute tribute to the Bard. If you weren't able to catch it live, watch on demand here:
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Carl and Marilynn Thoma Chair
Over 30 shows, including The Tempest, King Lear, and Emma
Queens of SIX
From The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare to Broadway
Love’s Labor’s Lost, Nell Gwynn, and author of Fat Rascals: Dining at Shakespeare’s Table
Q Brothers Collective
Hip hop sensations GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran & Postell Pringle
E. Faye Butler
Award-winning Chicago vocalist seen in The Taming of the Shrew & Seussical
Host, NPR’s Wait Wait...
Don’t Tell Me!
& Rebecca Night
Bertie and Elizabeth from The King’s Speech
The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The School for Lies
Chef, Frontera Restaurants