- Song of the Goat's
Songs of Lear
- Foro Shakespeare's
Enamorarse de un incendio
- Company Theatre Mumbai's
- Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company's
The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan (Hamlet)
at The Harris Theater
- Tug of War:
Henry VI Parts 2 and 3, Richard III
- CHICAGO PREMIERE
King Charles III
The Complete Deaths
- Shakespeare Tonight!
- WORLD PREMIERE
The Book of Joseph
- Love's Labor's Lost
- The Lincoln Squares'
- CHICAGO PREMIERE
Shakespeare in Love
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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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SONGS OF LEAR—SEPTEMBER 15–18
From Poland—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.
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.
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.
August 22, 2016
Chicago Tribune talks with CST Company Manager Dan Hess about how actors live when visiting for a production.
August 15, 2016
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.
August 9, 2016
ABC News speaks with the actor on playing High Sparrow and Shylock.
August 1, 2016
Theater Zuidpool brings Macbeth to life at Thalia Hall in a music theater deconstruction of one of Shakespeare’s most recognizable works.
July 27, 2016
The cast of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks performs a song from the FREE summer tour to neighborhood parks.
July 14, 2016
Businesses take Shakespeare-themed names to mark the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour.
July 13, 2016
David Carl does "To be, or not to be" as Gary Busey—plus Obama, Miss Piggy, Clint Eastwood, Cliff from Cheers and more on Windy City Live.
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 28, 2016
New City lauds CST's ambitious new theatrical space, reflecting a shift away from fixed-seating to more flexible, multi-use venues.
June 7, 2016
Make It Better explores the cornucopia of delicious offerings in Culinary Complete Works.
May 24, 2016
A FREE Twelfth Night production is coming to 19 Chicago parks this summer, July 14–August 14.
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 2, 2016
World Architect News explores Gordon + Gill's design of sustainable solutions and transformational glass.
May 5, 2016
Heidi Kettenring talks to Stage & Candor about her career, Chicago arts and working with Barbara Gaines.
Watch & Listen
Video: A Message from Artistic Director Barbara Gaines
Video: Creating Tug of War