Plays & Events

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May 12 – June 12, 2016

The first installment of the electrifying adaptation Tug of War features Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1.

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May 28, 2016

A troupe of teenagers with Down syndrome perform Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity.


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June 2 – June 5, 2016

Tim Crouch’s interpretation of Twelfth Night is told through the eyes of the much maligned steward, Malvolio.  


Free for all! A 75-minute Twelfth Night travels across Chicago parks this summer.


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July 12 – July 17, 2016

Outstanding Solo Performance Award-winner David Carl portrays Gary Busey in an uproarious multimedia Hamlet.

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August 4 – 14, 2016

Jonathan Pryce stars in this critically acclaimed production from Shakespeare's Globe.


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August 2016

Belgian Theater Zuidpool transforms Macbeth into a raw, live concert with original music.

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September 14 – October 9, 2016

The second installment of the electrifying adaptation Tug of War features Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III.


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September 15 – September 18, 2016

Hit of the Edinburgh Fringe from Poland’s most innovative theater company—”breathtakingly stirring”

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September 22 – September 24, 2016

Mexico City’s innovative company collaborates with acclaimed Chilean playwright Eduardo Pavez Goye.


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September 27 – September 29, 2016

From India, an award-winning Hindi translation that premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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September 28–29, 2016

Shanghai Jingju Theatre reimagines Shakespeare's Hamlet in the fictitious ancient Red City.


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A site-responsive, pedestrian-based live art event from a multi-award-winning Australian performance group.

November 5, 2016 – January 15, 2017

After decades as “king in waiting,” Prince Charles ascends to the throne in this Chicago premiere.


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Students from across Chicago come together and discover their voices through the Bard's words.

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November 30 – December 11, 2016

All 75 onstage deaths in the Shakespeare canon performed—solemn, somber and sublimely funny


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December 5, 2016

A one-night-only cabaret event featuring music from the great American songbook

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December 14 – 21, 2016

The U.K.'s award-winning Cheek by Jowl shares Shakespeare's story of struggle, redemption and hope.


January 29 – March 5, 2017

World premiere! A compelling journey of family and the need to understand those who came before.


February 7 – March 26, 2017

Acclaimed director Marti Maraden returns to stage Shakespeare’s witty satire about young love.


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February 25–March 25, 2017

This 75-minute abridgement of the romantic tragedy is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare.

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Five blue-collar gravediggers explore a story of betrayal, loss, love and obsession.


April 15 – June 11, 2017

The Oscar-winning romantic comedy is returned to the stage in a love letter to the Theater itself.




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