April 17

June 9, 2019

CST’s Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines


The Play

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, a leading interpreter of Shakespeare internationally renowned for her populist theater-making, returns to Shakespeare’s most enigmatic character more than twenty years after her first award-winning Hamlet to stage one of the great masterworks of Western literature. Reeling from grief, impelled toward revenge, the Prince of Denmark attempts to navigate his father’s death, betrayal, and relationships torn asunder. As the Theater’s founder and artistic director, Gaines has built one of the world’s great Shakespeare companies, where she has directed more than sixty productions, and garnered countless honors and awards.


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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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