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Hamlet

April 17

June 9, 2019

CST’s Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

 

The Play

Four-time Tony Award nominee and Law and Order: SVU alum Raúl Esparza takes on the iconic title role in this highly anticipated production staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. Internationally renowned for her populist and dynamic interpretations of Shakespeare, Gaines returns—for the first time in more than twenty years—to this enduring masterpiece that weighs the cost of betrayal, passion and revenge. Reeling from grief, the Prince of Denmark attempts to navigate his father’s death, betrayal, and relationships torn asunder.

 

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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

Mike Tutaj Projection Designer

Richard Jarvie Wig & Make-Up Designer

Tyrone Phillips Associate Director

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