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February 5 – February 14, 2016

Award-winning Belarus Free Theatre's striking production that challenges its government’s repressive regime.

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February 17 – February 21, 2016

Discover the daringly determined life of Charles Ignatius Sancho—composer, social satirist and man of refinement.

 

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February 18 – April 10, 2016

Jealousy, love, and prejudice shape Shakespeare's most intimate tragedy.

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March 1 – March 13, 2016

Classical verse meets riotous gig in Filter's radically cut, fast-paced version of Shakespeare's comedy.

 

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March 5 – April 9, 2016
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Mistaken identity and unlikely love drive this 75-minute abridgement of Shakespeare's comedy.

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March 21, 2016

Harvard professor Michael Sandel hosts a public debate on Shakespeare, money and morality.

 

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April 12 – May 8, 2016

This fresh, urban take on the Bard’s tragedy is spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats.

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May 11 – 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.  

 

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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 as Shylock in this critically acclaimed production staged by Jonathan Munby.

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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

An award-winning Hindi translation that first premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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

 

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October 17, 2016

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

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FINALS: NOVEMBER 14, 2016

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

 

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FALL 2016

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

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November 30 – December 11, 2016

All 75 onstage deaths in the Shakespeare canon performed in 90 minutes—solemn, somber and sublimely funny

 

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December 14 – 21, 2016

Award-winning British company shares Shakespeare's story of struggle, redemption and hope.

 

 

 

   

 

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