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Next Performances:

Thursday, September 15

11:00 A.M. Meal Options
11:00 A.M. Tug of War: Civil Strife
7:30 P.M. Songs of Lear

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Choose a classic package or create your own and join us for the 30th Anniversary Season.

THEATER ZUIDPOOL'S MACBETH

August 21-22, Belgian stars rock the Bard's dark tale—a concert experience like no other.

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.

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.

THE REVENGE OF PRINCE ZI DAN

From China, Shanghai Jingju Theatre reinterprets Hamlet in 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.  

SHAKESPEARE TONIGHT!

A one-night-only cabaret event with music from the great American songbook—December 5.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS

All 75 deaths in Shakespeare done onstage—solemn, somber and sublimely funny.

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.

SHORT SHAKESPEARE!

This 75-minute abridgment of Romeo and Juliet is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.

GRAVEDIGGERS' HAMLET

Chicago's The Lincoln Squares explore a story of betrayal, loss, love and obsession.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

The Oscar-winning romantic comedy is returned to the stage in this Chicago premiere.

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SUBSCRIBE TODAY, SAVE ALL YEAR

Choose a classic package or create your own and join us for the 30th Anniversary Season.

THEATER ZUIDPOOL'S MACBETH

August 21-22, Belgian stars rock the Bard's dark tale—a concert experience like no other.

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.

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.

THE REVENGE OF PRINCE ZI DAN

From China, Shanghai Jingju Theatre reinterprets Hamlet in 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.  

SHAKESPEARE TONIGHT!

A one-night-only cabaret event with music from the great American songbook—December 5.

THE COMPLETE DEATHS

All 75 deaths in Shakespeare done onstage—solemn, somber and sublimely funny.

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.

SHORT SHAKESPEARE!

This 75-minute abridgment of Romeo and Juliet is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.

GRAVEDIGGERS' HAMLET

Chicago's The Lincoln Squares explore a story of betrayal, loss, love and obsession.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

The Oscar-winning romantic comedy is returned to the stage in this Chicago premiere.

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2:00 p.m.

Shakespeare's Globe The Merchant of Venice– Sold Out

 Audio-described with optional Touch Tour

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Next Performances:

Thursday, September 15

11:00 A.M. Meal Options
11:00 A.M. Tug of War: Civil Strife
7:30 P.M. Songs of Lear

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News

August 22, 2016

First rehearsal to final curtain, out-of-town actors call Chicago home

Chicago Tribune talks with CST Company Manager Dan Hess about how actors live when visiting for a production.

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August 15, 2016

Restaurants as Theater

As part of Culinary Complete Works, long time friends Chef Michael Kornick and designer Jordan Mozer collaborate on an event inspired by The Merchant of Venice.

Read More

August 9, 2016

Game of Thrones Actor Jonathan Pryce in Merchant of Venice

ABC News speaks with the actor on playing High Sparrow and Shylock.

Read More

Watch & Listen

 

Video: A Message from Artistic Director Barbara Gaines

 

Video: Creating Tug of War

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