Explore Season

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April 18 – June 14, 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.


JULY 19 – AUGUST 16, 2015

Free for all! Shakespeare's Greatest Hits travels across Chicago parks this summer.

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–June 12, 2016

The first installment of our Shakespeare history cycle features Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1.


September 14–October 9, 2016

The second installment of our Shakespeare history cycle features Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III.






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