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An Act of Remembrance
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- Othello: The Remix
- Tug Of War: Foreign Fire
Edward III, Henry V, Henry VI, Part 1
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- Tug of War:
Henry VI Parts 2 and 3, Richard III
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Sunday, February 14
|2:00 P.M.||King Lear
INTERNATIONAL HIT IS SOLD OUT
"★★★★ (of 4) it will blow you away” raves the Chicago Tribune of Belarus Free Theatre's King Lear.
SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
A revealing one-man show from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Paterson Joseph.
LOVE AND JEALOUSY IN OTHELLO
Renowned British director Jonathan Munby takes on Shakespeare's most intimate tragedy.
Chicago Celebrates Shakespeare
In 2016 CST spearheads an international yearlong arts festival all across the city.
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AN EXPLOSIVE NEW TWELFTH NIGHT
Evening Standard raves “Filter’s sheer boldness of invention makes it a company to watch.”
A 75-minute Twelfth Night
In March, this Short Shakespeare! comedy is fueled by mistaken identity and unlikely love.
OTHELLO: THE REMIX BEGINS APRIL 12
The Q Brothers are back with this fresh urban take on the Bard's tragedy.
TUG OF WAR BEGINS SPRING 2016
An electrifying adaptation of six Shakespeare plays from Artistic Director Barbara Gaines.
SEE "★★★★★" I, MALVOLIO IN JUNE
A one-man act of storytelling alchemy from the acclaimed British actor Tim Crouch.
WHITE HOUSE HONORS CST
First Lady Michelle Obama presents National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.
February 8, 2016
The Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones raves "it will blow you away".
February 1, 2016
The Daily Herald explores the ranges of Shakespeare 400 Chicago and visiting First Folio copies from the Folger Library.
January 20, 2016
Hedy Weiss details the line up and new events of the yearlong international festival.
January 8, 2016
TimeOut Chicago features the festival's array of events in January and February.
December 30, 2015
The Washington Post compares 8 different takes on Dickens' classic holiday tale across the country this season.
December 21, 2015
The Wall Street Journal explores Shakespeare 400 Chicago and how the world over is celebrating the Bard's quadricentennial.
December 14, 2015
The Chicago Tribune named both Ride the Cyclone and Dunsinane in its list of best theater in 2015.
December 2, 2015
Chicago Magazine lauds Chicago Shakespeare's cultural and education contributions to the city.
November 25, 2015
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune talks to the acclaimed playwright about his "transadaptions" and future projects.
November 12, 2015
Arts festival will make Chicago all the world's stage, encompassing more than 60 local and about a dozen international cultural organizations.
November 4, 2015
Chris DeRose interviews actors Jackson Evans and Tiffany Tatreau from the acclaimed new musical—extended to November 15.
October 26, 2015
Acclaimed actors from Broadway's Once and Les Mis join Whitehead in David Ives' bawdy comedy, The Heir Apparent.
October 23, 2015
Last spring's Jeff Award-winning original musical opens at The Old Globe in San Diego in July 2016, directed by Barbara Gaines.
October 20, 2015
On CBS Chicago, theater critic Chris Jones urges audiences to book tickets to this musical thriller—extended by popular demand to November 15.
October 8, 2015
Time Out Chicago declares "It's wackily, marvelously executed... and the spot-on cast makes everything of their material."
October 1, 2015
Terry Teachout lauds The Tempest's incomparable Prospero, "Once again Mr. Yando outdoes himself..."
Watch & Listen
Video: Shakespeare 400 Chicago
Video: Jonathan Munby on Directing Othello