I, Banquo


Production Sponsor   Burton X. and Sheli Z. Rosenberg


Electrifying...if you turn out the lights, you could almost swear you were in a theater. Anchored by Dan Waller in a tour-de-force performance, it's a thrilling alternate Shakespearian universe.


A new theatrical film recorded in one live, uninterrupted take—declared "a juicy, fast-paced look at rivalry" by Chicago Tribune. Overlooked and betrayed, Banquo had a rough go of it in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Now, reexamine the “Scottish Play” through the eyes of the title character’s murdered best friend. Banquo considers how he might have responded to the prophesies of the Weird Sisters had he been in Macbeth’s position—questioning his own motives, desires, and temptations. Tim Crouch’s I, Banquo is staged by Marti Lyons, one of the most sought-after directors in American theater with extensive credits at DC’s Studio Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Writers Theatre, and American Players Theatre.

Chicago Shakespeare is committed to making its performances accessible to all patrons. ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, and Closed Captioning services are available.


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A Voice from Isolation



Tim Crouch Writer

Marti Lyons Director

Yu Shibagaki Scenic Designer

Raquel Adorno Costume Designer

Gregory Graham Associate Costume Designer

Jason Lynch Lighting Designer

Mikhail Fiksel Sound Designer

Mike Tutaj Video Designer

Shannon Golden Production Stage Manager

Gabrielle Randle-Bent Dramaturg

Matt Randle-Bent Dramaturg


Dan Waller Banquo

Patrick Scott McDermott Fleance

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MARCH 22–May 16, 2021

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by Tim Crouch
directed by Marti Lyons

Run Time: 45 minutes

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