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2015/16 Season Announcement

Image 01 Barbara Gaines

Image 01 Barbara Gaines

Culminating Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 2015/16 Season is Artistic Director Barbara Gaines’ landmark six-play Shakespeare history cycle, Tug of War.

Photo by Peter Bosy. 

Image 02 The Tempest

Image 02 The Tempest

Teller (of the legendary duo Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner adapt and direct Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 2015/16 Season.

Photo by Beverly Poppe.

Image 03 The Tempest

Image 03 The Tempest

Aaron Posner and Teller reimagine Shakespeare’s The Tempest as a traveling tent show of trickery and amazement during Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 2015/16 Season.

Image 04 The Tempest

Image 04 The Tempest

Larry Yando returns to Chicago Shakespeare following his iconic performance in last season’s King Lear to take on the role of the vengeful and mysterious Prospero in The Tempest during the 2015/16 Season.

Photo by Brian McConkey.

Image 05 Othello

Image 05 Othello

Renowned British theater artist Jonathan Munby directs Shakespeare’s gripping drama Othello in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 2015/16 Season.

Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.

Image 06 The Heir Apparent

Image 06 The Heir Apparent

Celebrated American playwright David Ives’ whip-smart The Heir Apparent, based on Jean-François Regnard‘s comic masterpiece and directed by John Rando, is featured in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 2015/16 Season.

Image 07 The Heir Apparent

Image 07 The Heir Apparent

Tony Award® winner John Rando directs David Ives’ The Heir Apparent in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 2015/16 Season. 

 Image 08 Ride the Cyclone

Image 08 Ride the Cyclone

Directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell, Ride the Cyclone is a wildly imaginative new musical with a refreshingly offbeat twist, in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare in the 2015/16 Season.

Image 09 Madsummer

Image 09 Madsummer

Following their worldwide tour of Othello: The Remix, the Q Brothers return to Chicago Shakespeare in the 2015/16 Season with the world premiere of their newest collaboration, Madsummer—a fired-up, hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream developed with CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton.

Photo by Christina Noël. 

Image 10 Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night

Image 10 Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night

Stage director and filmmaker Kirsten Kelly brings Short Shakespeare! Twelfth Night to student and family audiences in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 2015/16 Season.

Image 11 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Image 11 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Chicago’s favorite summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tours Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, free for all to audiences in 18 Chicago Park District parks throughout the city in summer 2015. In this Chicago Shakespeare original conceived by Barbara Gaines, Shakespeare’s most memorable characters and scenes come to life, mashed-up with a score of today’s popular music.

Photo by Julie Stanton. 

 

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Director of Audience Development
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Hannah Kennedy
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Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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Cathy Taylor Public Relations
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