What Are We Worth?

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

featuring Harvard Professor of Political
Philosophy Michael Sandel
presented by Illinois Humanities +
Chicago Shakespeare Theater


The Play

Are there some things money can’t buy? What are our obligations to each other as citizens? Come participate in an evening of dramatic interpretations and public debate. This one-night-only event will include Shakespeare readings by Chicago Shakespeare actors, along with a lively town hall-style conversation with the audience conducted by Harvard professor and best-selling author Michael Sandel. The evening explores how money and markets shape our values and beliefs—the subject of Sandel’s recent book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.

This program, originally created by the Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) Public Forum program and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel)  premiered in 2013 to a sold-out audience at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park.



Professor Sandel's Ted Talk

Feature in The Atlantic

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