Cheek by Jowl's

The Winter's Tale

December 14 - 21, 2016

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

A World's Stage Production from the United Kingdom
written by William Shakespeare
directed by Declan Donnellan
designed by Nick Ormerod

As invigorating and intoxicating as shot of adrenaline: as exciting as theatre can get!

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The Play

In December, the award-winning British company Cheek by Jowl returns to Chicago with a new production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Writing The Winter’s Tale after completing his great tragedies, this is a new Shakespeare. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we move across Europe—from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy—in a story that spans fourteen years. A delusional and paranoid king tears his family apart, but the struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. Initial darkness gives way to joy as Time leads the characters to a shattering conclusion.



Video: The Winter's Tale Trailer

Gallery: On Stage


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About Cheek by Jowl

Learn about this internationally acclaimed, multi-lingual company tackling Shakespeare and major works European dramas.
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Critical Acclaim

“Excellent…the audience could not have been more excited. The Winter’s Tale is a difficult play, Cheek by Jowl pulls it off with aplomb.”
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