April 17

June 9, 2019

CST’s Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines


The Play

Maurice JonesFor the first time in more than twenty years, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to Shakespeare’s enduring masterpiece that weighs the cost of deception, passion and revenge. Reeling from grief, the Prince of Denmark embodies the emotional struggles we all experience as he navigates his father's death. Leading an all-star company of actors is Maurice Jones in the iconic title role. He most recently appeared on Broadway in The Lifespan of a Fact opposite Daniel Radcliffe, Saint Joan staged by Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan, The Cherry Orchard featuring Diane Lane, Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, and Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington.



Gallery: First Rehearsal


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About the Director

Barbara Gaines is the founder and Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she has directed more than thirty of Shakespeare’s plays.
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Free Enrichment Programs

This free series of programs offers lectures and talkbacks on ideas embodied in the play as well as opportunities to meet the cast.
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Access Program

CST looks to provide the best possible seats and service to make our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons.
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The Players

Creative Team

Barbara Gaines Director

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Susan E. Mickey Costume Designer

Robert Wierzel Lighting Designer

Lindsay Jones Sound Designer & Composer

Mike Tutaj Projection Designer

Richard Jarvie Wig & Make-Up Designer

Roberta Duchak Music Director

Matt Hawkins Fight Choreography

William Carlos Angulo Choreography

Larry Yando Verse Coach

Bob Mason Casting

Deborah Acker Production Stage Manager

Hannah Wichmann Assistant Stage Manager

Tyrone Phillips Associate Director


Mehmet Aksoy Francisco

Karen Aldridge Gertrude

Sarah Chalcroft Voltemand/Player Queen

Tim Decker Claudius

Paul Deo, Jr. Laertes

Alex Goodrich Rosencrantz

Kevin Gudahl Osric

Callie Johnson  Reynalda

Maurice Jones Hamlet

Sean Allan Krill Horatio

Al'Jaleel McGhee Ensemble

Rachel Nicks Ophelia

Mike Nussbaum Gravedigger

Sam Pearson Ensemble

Drew Shirley Barnardo

Samuel Taylor Guildenstern

Greg Vinkler  Gravedigger/Player King

Larry Yando Polonius

Kyra Norris Ensemble Intern

Grace Burmahl Ensemble Intern

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