Henry VIII

April 30

June 16, 2013

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

Critical Acclaim

“Highly recommended! England's King Henry VIII is familiar to us as the man who had six wives. Surprisingly, we are far less familiar with Shakespeare's portrait of the man. Director Barbara Gaines' altogether stunning production of changes all that. It is a true revelation.” Read full review.

“You might well have trepidation with this title, but this is a fast-moving, hugely entertaining, very fluid production (the cutting of the text is excellent) that has a rather appealing, pulpy quality. Everything clips along not only quickly but in directorial directions one does not at all anticipate.” Read full review.

““Barbara Gaines’ Henry VIII is indeed a masterpiece…a smooth, sharp production from start to finish with just the right touches. We find a man who truly loves being in love and the power that he has in being a king. Gaines and her players make taking the trip to Navy Pier a special event.”


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