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"Your staff were more than professional, accommodating, and kind. Frankly, we were quite proud and overwhelmed to have your company on our stage."
–Teacher, Willowbrook High School, Villa Park, IL
The 2015/16 abridged Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night, first staged at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, tours for five weeks to area schools in 2016. Our full cast, accompanied by a crew of light and sound operators, a dresser, and stage managers, meet early every morning and head out to school auditoriums within a two-hour drive of our theater. This 90-minute abridged production includes a discussion with the cast following each performance. Morning and afternoon performances can be scheduled to accommodate a school's own needs. The performance can be staged in any school auditorium equipped with a full stage, lighting, and sound systems, and is recommended for groups of 300 or more. Please contact CST's Education Department at 312.595.5678 for further information.
CST’s touring production Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. Chicago Shakespeare Theater is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States. This is the 13th year of this national program, the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history.