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The Notebook
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September 6 - October 16, 2022

A World Premiere Musical based on the bestselling novel that inspired the iconic film.

Measure for Measure
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October 21 - November 27, 2022

Shakespeare’s fiery examination of political corruption and social injustice set in 1959 Cuba.

Wuthering Heights
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January 26 - February 19, 2023

Emily Brontë’s epic novel is transformed into “a wildly imaginative, exhilarating piece of theatre.”

The Comedy of Errors
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March 10 - April 16, 2023

Barbara Gaines revisits Shakespeare's riotous comedy in her final production as artistic director.

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Stream a variety of free programs—scenes from Shakespeare, musical performances & more!

RECENT PLAYS & EVENTS

It Came From Outer Space
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JUNE 22 - JULY 31, 2022

Based on the ‘50s sci-fi film, this World Premiere musical comedy will be out-of-this-world fun.

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
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JULY 14 - 23, 2022

Free pop-up performances of Shakespeare-inspired musical revue in neighborhood parks this summer.

All’s Well<br>That<br>Ends Well
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April 22 - May 29, 2022

No challenge can match the power of a determined woman in Shakespeare’s rarely seen dark comedy.

To Be
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APRIL 23 - MAY 22, 2022

A free, virtual event for Shakespeare’s Birthday featuring musical performances and special guests.

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February 2-13, 2022

A live, one-to-one virtual experience from acclaimed Belgian theatermakers, Ontroerend Goed.

Chicago Shakespeare Slam
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February 2-3, 2022

High school students from across the region create a collaborative, virtual production.

Q Brothers Christmas Carol
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December 7-23, 2021

Heat up your holidays with this wildly entertaining 80-minute ad-rap-tation of Charles Dickens’ classic.

Holiday artisan market
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DECEMBER 2-8, 2021

Virtual pop-up shop with 100% of proceeds benefiting local artists.

Remember This
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November 3-14, 2021

Award-winning actor David Strathairn delivers a tour‑de‑force performance in a timely story of moral courage.

As You Like It
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October 6 - December 5, 2021

Hit songs from The Beatles mix with Shakespeare's poetry in this joyous comedy.

 

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