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Wuthering Heights

January 27

February 19, 2023

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

A WorldStage Production from the UK
A co-production with the National Theatre, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic, and York Theatre Royal 
in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre
based on the novel by Emily Brontë
adapted & directed by Emma Rice

 

Five Stars: Wildly imaginative and exhilarating, Daily Mail

Critic's Pick... Wondrous, The New York Times

Energetic and vividly staged, San Francisco Chronicle

Five Stars: Emotionally epic entertainment, The Times UK

Emma Rice's ambition is unbounded...Audacious, ingenious & visually stunning, BroadwayWorld

Groundbreaking theatermaker Emma Rice returns with an exuberant reimagining of Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. Live music, dance, puppetry, and a dash of impish irreverence combine in an intoxicating revenge tragedy for our time. On the wild moors of Yorkshire, an orphaned Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights, where he finds a kindred spirit in Catherine. As they grow up together, a fierce love ignites between them—and when forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed in an epic story of passion, revenge, and redemption.

This celebrated co-production from the UK is part of Chicago Shakespeare’s WorldStage Series—a landmark commitment to bring the world’s great theaters to Chicago and Chicago Shakespeare to the world.

Audio Description: Sun, February 12 2:00 p.m.
described by Jason Harrington
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Open Captioning: Wed, February 15 1:00 & 7:30 p.m.
captioned by c2
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ASL Duo-interpretation: Fri, February 17 7:30 p.m.
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The Players

Creative Team

Emma Rice  Adaptor & Director

Ian Ross  Composer

Vicki Mortimer  Scenic & Costume Designer

Simon Baker  Sound & Video Designer

Jai Morjaria Lighting Designer

Etta Murfitt  Choreographer

John Leader  Puppetry Designer

Kev McCurdy  Fight Director

Pat Moran  Music Director

Cast

Sam Archer  Lockwood/Edgar Linton/The Moors

Leah Brotherhead Catherine

Georgia Bruce  Isabella Linton/Little Linton/The Moors

Ricardo Castro Robert/The Moors

Katy Ellis Zillah/The Moors

Stephanie Elstob  Swing

Lloyd Gorman  Mr. Earnshaw/ The Moors

TJ Holmes  Dr. Kenneth/The Moors

Jordan Laviniere  The Leader of The Yorkshire Moors

Tama Phethean  Hindley Earnshaw/Hareton Earnshaw/The Moors

Eleanor Sutton  Frances Earnshaw/Catherine Linton/The Moors

Liam Tamne  Heathcliff

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