Royal Shakespeare


October 20

December 8, 2024

Courtyard Theater

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tamara Harvey


Royal Shakespeare Company returns to Chicago for the first time
in 30 years as part of a new, ongoing partnership with CST

Direct from a run in the Swan Theatre at the company’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon! In her and Daniel Evans' first season as the RSC’s co-artistic directors, Tamara Harvey stages a major new production of Shakespeare’s moving tale of love, hope, and miracles. When Prince Pericles flees for safety, he finds himself on an epic voyage through storms, shipwrecks, abduction, and loss. This exclusive limited engagement marks CST’s 100th international production of bringing the world’s great artists to Chicago.

"It’s a joy to be renewing our relationship with Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2024, in this moment of transformation for both companies,” said RSC co-artistic directors Tamara Harvey and Daniel Evans. “The RSC’s connection with Chicago dates back to 1913 and many of our audiences and company remember welcoming CST to Stratford-upon-Avon as part of our Complete Works Festival in 2006. As the RSC’s new co-artistic directors, we share Edward Hall’s passionate commitment to collaboration across borders and to providing a platform for exhilarating theatre that speaks with immediacy to the world we live in today. Bringing this production of Pericles directly from our inaugural season marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter between our two companies. We can’t wait to share it with CST’s audiences.”

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