Short Shakespeare!

Twelfth Night


March 5

April 9, 2016

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly

Rebecca Hurd


Rebecca Hurd makes her Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Regional credits include: The Master Butcher’s Singing Club, Super Monkey, Blue Stockings, Stage Kiss (Guthrie Theater); Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Creede Repertory Theatre); and Hiding in the Open (History Theatre). Upcoming credits include Arcadia (American Players Theatre). A National YoungArts Silver Award winner, Rebecca received her BFA in acting from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre Actor Training Program. As a freshman first studying Shakespeare, she remembers “getting so frustrated—why did he have to use so much poetry?” But in college, his work came alive for her, the way that Shakespeare’s characters “speak directly to the audience, inviting them to become part of the story. This is what makes live theater magical—the coming together of the actors’ storytelling and the audience’s imagination.”  

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