Explore Season

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April 18 – June 7, 2015

A world premiere musical of the beloved Jane Austen novel with Artistic Director Barbara Gaines at the helm.

MAY 18, 2015

Featured panelists Bill Strickland and Evan Plummer discuss the importance of arts education in school.


Explore Gala 2015   
JUNE 8, 2015

CST's annual fundraiser supports Chicago Shakespeare in urban communities.

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July 3 – August 16, 2015

This summer, venture under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in this new 75-minute production.


September 8 – November 8, 2015

Marvel at magic from Teller, the soulful music of Tom Waits and the incomparable Larry Yando as Prospero.

September 29 – November 15, 2015

See the Chicago debut of an adventurous new musical with a refreshingly offbeat twist.


November 29 – January 17, 2016

A new comedic masterpiece from David Ives, staged by Tony Award winner John Rando.

February 18 – April 10, 2016

Stratford Festival favorite Dion Johnstone stars in Shakespeare's more intimate tragedy.


May 11–October 9, 2016

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' six-play history cycle is the centerpiece of our Shakespeare 400 celebration.






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