CPS Shakespeare!


November 6 - 7, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Matt Hawkins


The Play

2015 marks the tenth annual production of CPS Shakespeare! with seventeen students, six teachers, and seven CPS high schools participating in this year’s ensemble. After well over one hundred hours of rehearsal with guest director Matt Hawkins, alongside members of CST’s Education team, and with assistant director and CPS English teacher Sandra Shimon, our CPS Shakespeare! Macbeth ensemble will stage its unique and personal vision of Shakespeare’s story. Each performance is immediately followed by talkbacks with the cast.



Video: NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Features CPS Shakespeare

Gallery: White House Honors CPS Shakespeare

Video: CPS Shakespeare! Macbeth Montage


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Hear from Our Students

Students share about building an ensemble, connecting to Shakespeare’s story and finding their own voice.
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Hear from Our Teachers

"I witnessed how the program changes the lives of our young people. I’ve incorporated a great deal of our work into my classroom."
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From CST Director of Education

Taking on the greatest poet in the English language and making his words their own, students and teachers discover their own voices.
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