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Wednesday, July 27

6:30 P.M. Twelfth Night

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Next Performance:

Wednesday, July 27

6:30 P.M. Twelfth Night

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News

July 27, 2016

Twelfth Night Musical Preview on Good Day Chicago

The cast of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks performs a song from the FREE summer tour to neighborhood parks.

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July 22, 2016

Shakespeare and Girl Power

The Viola Project, part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago, offers girls Shakespeare free workshops teaching them to own and use their voices.

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July 14, 2016

Shakespeare Helps South Chicago Transform Its Image

Businesses take Shakespeare-themed names to mark the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour.

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Watch & Listen

 

Video: A Message from Artistic Director Barbara Gaines

 

Video: The Merchant of Venice Trailer

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