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 of revenge, passion, and deception. Playing the ill-fated prince of Denmark is Maurice Jones (Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact opposite Daniel Radcliffe, Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington). Electrifying performances by an outstanding 20-member cast combine with inventive staging to ignite Shakespeare’s poetry in CST’s uniquely personal Courtyard Theater—making your night out one to remember!



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

Nancy Piccione New York 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 Grave-digger

Sam Pearson Ensemble

Drew Shirley Barnardo

Samuel Taylor Guildenstern

Greg Vinkler Player King/Grave-digger

Larry Yando Polonius

Grace Burmahl Ensemble Intern

Kyra Norris Ensemble Intern

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