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Enamorarse de un incendio
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Henry VI Parts 2 and 3, Richard III
The Complete Deaths
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The Book of Joseph
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Wednesday, July 27
|6:30 P.M.||Twelfth Night|
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FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
A 75-minute Twelfth Night is coming to a neighborhood near you, July 14–August 14.
A SPACE FOR THE IMAGINATION
Learn about our expanded campus and the transformative campaign making it possible.
Chicago Celebrates Shakespeare
In 2016 CST spearheads an international yearlong arts festival all across the city.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT SOLD OUT
Tickets for Shakespeare's Globe's production of The Merchant of Venice are no longer available.
THEATER ZUIDPOOL'S MACBETH
In August, Belgian rock stars take on the Bard’s dark tale—a concert experience like no other.
SONGS OF LEAR—SEPTEMBER 15–18
From Poland, an original work—the highest-rated performance of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE
This stunning conclusion of the ultimate game of thrones begins September 15.
ENAMORARSE DE UN INCENDIO
Foro Shakespeare explores the passion and pain of Romeo and Juliet in September.
FROM INDIA: PIYA BEHRUPIYA
An award-winning Hindi translation of Twelfth Night arrives this September.
SEPTEMBER 24 AT 11:00 A.M.
Shakespeare in the Criminal Justice System is a free panel discussion among global artists.
CHICAGO PREMIERE: KING CHARLES III
2015 Olivier Award winning play hailed “flat out brilliant” by The New York Times.
A one-night-only cabaret event with music from the great American songbook—December 5.
THE WINTER'S TALE FROM THE UK
Cheek by Jowl shares Shakespeare’s story of struggle, redemption and hope in December.
Award-winning artists return
unpathed waters, undreamed shores—a site-responsive, pedestrian-based event in 2016.
WORLD PREMIERE IN WINTER 2017
Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages the moving, humorous drama The Book of Joseph.
LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
Studies give way to amorous letters and vows in the Bard’s witty satire on young love.
This 75-minute abridgment of Romeo and Juliet is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.
Chicago's The Lincoln Squares explore a story of betrayal, loss, love and obsession.
July 14, 2016
Businesses take Shakespeare-themed names to mark the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour.
July 22, 2016
The Viola Project, part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago, offers girls Shakespeare free workshops teaching them to own and use their voices.
July 8, 2016
Third Coast Review explores the yearlong international celebration with festival producer Doreen Sayegh.
July 5, 2016
KPBS San Diego interviews CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaine on directing Sense and Sensibility at the Old Globe.
June 13, 2016
The Guardian (UK) lauds Tug of War, "This gripping take on the history plays is rocking Chicago."
June 7, 2016
Make It Better explores the cornucopia of delicious offerings in Culinary Complete Works.
June 21, 2016
CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines announces casting for her production of Sense and Sensibility at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.
June 1, 2016
The Wall Street Journal's Terry Teachout explores Tug of War: Foreign Fire, calling it "As fast-moving as an arrow whizzing toward its target..."
May 18, 2016
The Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones explores Barbara Gaines' vision for her epic history cycle.
May 10, 2016
The Evanston Review explores GALA 2016 which raised $1.4 million for CST's Urban Classrooms and Communities initiatives.
May 2, 2016
World Architect News explores Gordon + Gill's design of sustainable solutions and transformational glass.
April 29, 2016
American Theatre Magazine celebrates Shakespeare 400 Chicago's offerings and CST's beginnings.
April 25, 2016
The Chicago Tribune talks turkey with curator Alpana Singh and the chefs of Culinary Complete Works.
April 22, 2016
The Chicago Tribune looks at the Bard's enduring characters, loved the world over.
April 7, 2016
Check out the exciting lineup—from innovative reimagined classics to bold new works developed at CST.
Watch & Listen
Video: A Message from Artistic Director Barbara Gaines
Video: The Merchant of Venice Trailer