CPS Shakespeare!


November 6 - 7, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Matt Hawkins

Hear from Our Students

“I have learned that deep down inside, we all have a clown. We all can learn to be 10X the person we are while remaining the person we are. I learned that I can be so much more open, and can truly speak publicly without fear. I know who I can really be, the true me. There are so many nice people in the world, tall and short, dark, light, south and north siders. Now in this ensemble we are all one, something that is hard to accomplish.”

–Junior, Gage Park High School

“I’ve learned how someone’s life outside this play can really influence how we put the play together, especially when that person connects themselves with the play or even the characters they are playing. My favorite moments are when we’re working on text work together, and we’re just going over things and telling each other the discoveries we’ve made.”
–Junior, Curie Metropolitan High School"

 “Because I’ve done this program twice prior to this year, it was a no-brainer to return. This program has become a part of my life and coming back was like going home during summer break from college: Chicago Shakespeare Theater is my home. William Shakespeare is the king of all that is playwriting and poetry. It’s always amazing to me when I think about how long ago his plays and poems were written and yet we are here in the 21st century still learning from his work.”
–Senior, Phillips Academy High School

“I honestly didn’t think my teacher made the right choice in picking me to be part of something like this. But then I realized maybe he knows me better than I thought. I guess I gave this project a chance because deep down I wanted it to change me. I’ve learned from other students that this program will help you in all types of ways. I’ve learned that I hold myself back. I’ve learned that the thought of being a free person scared me. But now I’m not scared of being free.”
–Sophomore, Perspectives Charter—IIT Math & Science Academy

“I’ve done acting classes before but that doesn’t compare in any way, shape or form to what I am learning here. I’ve learned that I can be confident about myself no matter my situation. The exercises the director has us doing show me I can be proud of who I am and confident to be that person as long as I am open to my surroundings and aware.”
–Senior, Steinmetz College Prep

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