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Shakespeare 400 Chicago Announcement

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Shakespeare Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Executive Director Criss Henderson, and leaders of the City’s cultural institutions across disciplines to announce Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy, at a press conference on Friday, November 13, 2015.

Pictured: Alpana Singh (Restauranteur); Rachel Potter (Senator Mark Kirk’s Office); Paul Sznewajs (Ingenuity); Stephen Bridges (British Consulate General, Chicago); Álvaro R. Obregón (Chicago Mariachi Project); Ra Joy (Arts Alliance Illinois); Taleah Thomas (CPS Student); Isabel Trujillo (CPS Student); Tracey Button (Art Institute of Chicago); Michael Tiknis (Harris Theater for Music and Dance); Jenny Gonzalez (CPS Student); Jeff Alexander (Chicago Symphony Orchestra); Peter Taub (Museum of Contemporary Art); Criss Henderson (Chicago Shakespeare); Alison Cuddy (Chicago Humanities Festival); Jill Gage (The Newberry); Michael Peters (Chicago Public Library); Ashley Wheater (Joffrey Ballet); Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Emily Faulkner (Chicago Public Library); Barbara Gaines (Chicago Shakespeare); Greg Cameron (Joffrey Ballet); Gary Griffin (Chicago Shakespeare); Anijo Matthew (Vamonde); Rick Boynton (Chicago Shakespeare); Anthony Freud (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Melissa Cherry (Choose Chicago); Bill Michel (Logan Center for the Arts); Yolanda Cesta Cursach (Museum of Contemporary Art); Rick Bayless (Chef); Angel Ysaguirre (Illinois Humanities); Phillip Bahar (Chicago Humanities Festival); Michael Kelly (Chicago Park District). Photo by Michael Brosilow. 

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, flanked by Chicago Public Schools student Jennifer Gonzalez, Chicago Shakespeare Theater Executive Director Criss Henderson, and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, announces Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy, at a press conference on Friday, November 13, 2015. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Executive Director Criss Henderson, Chicago Public Schools senior Jennifer Gonzalez, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy, at a press conference on Friday, November 13, 2015. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago General Manager Anthony Freud, Harris Theater for Music and Dance President and Managing Director Michael Tiknis, Chicago Shakespeare Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Chicago Symphony Orchestra President Jeff Alexander announce Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy, at a press conference on Friday, November 13, 2015. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Photo by Michael Brosilow. 

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Executive Director Criss Henderson and Artistic Director and founder Barbara Gaines announce Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy, at a press conference on Friday, November 13, 2015. Photo by Michael Brosilow. 

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Chicago chefs and restauranteurs including Rick Bayless and Alpana Singh will create a culinary “Complete Works” as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy, announced at a press conference on Friday, November 13, 2015. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

 

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