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July 2, 2024

Announcing Chicago Shakes in the City: Twelfth Night

Free pop-up performances and activities across north, west, and south sides of Chicago

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June 26, 2024

Rehearsal photos and video now available for The Lord of the Rings – A Musical Tale

Journey to the magical realms of Middle-earth as J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy of books is brought to the stage, beginning July 19.

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June 21, 2024

Production photos and video now available for Corduroy

The beloved children’s books come to life in an imaginative 60-minute production directed by Amber Mak.

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May 13, 2024

Extended by Popular Demand! World Premiere of Judgment Day starring Jason Alexander

Plays through June 2, 2024 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.

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May 8, 2024

Presenting The Enigmatist, an immersive experience of puzzles and illusion.

From renowned magician and NYT crossword constructor David Kwong.

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April 9, 2024

Artistic Director Edward Hall and Executive Director Kimberly Motes announce their inaugural season at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

2024/25 Season features a powerful lineup of thrilling theatrical events, international partnerships, and productions of Shakespeare.

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March 26, 2024

A.B.L.E. presents reimagined The Odyssey at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on May 11 with neurodiverse cast of 44 performers

24 performers with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities re-imagine an epic classic for our modern times.

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March 26, 2024

Eddie Izzard performs Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Strictly limited engagement, April 19–May 4, 2024.

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January 22, 2024

Announcing Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet, a 75-minute adaptation of the tragic romance.

Reimagined in the 1980s by director Mikael Burke, this production will welcome thousands of students from the region to weekday matinees, with public performances on Saturdays, February 24–March 16.

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November 29, 2023

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Richard III

In his first production as artistic director, Edward Hall reexamines Shakespeare’s infamous king, starring Tony Award nominee Katy Sullivan. In the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3, 2024.

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October 25, 2023

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a WorldStage production from Scotland, Islander

A spellbinding new musical with a Scottish folk-inspired score Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, November 29–December 17, 2023.

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October 30, 2023

Production Photos released for Twelfth Night, directed by Tyrone Phillips.

Brought to vibrant new life in the Caribbean isles, in the Courtyard Theater, October 25–November 26, 2023.

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August 23, 2023

Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes The Walk with Little Amal, in partnership with Navy Pier.

The 12-foot-tall puppet of a Syrian refugee child will make her first Chicago appearance at the Theater on September 28 as part of her journey across the United States.

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July 19, 2023

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces new leadership

Internationally acclaimed director Edward Hall as Artistic Director and prominent arts executive Kimberly Motes as Executive Director.

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July 18, 2023

Production Photos Now Available for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Directed by Amber Mak.

This magical production offers 75 minutes of summer fun on Navy Pier through August 20, 2023.

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June 16, 2023

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks joins with arts partners for The Hero Within

Free pop-up performances in neighborhood parks explore the theme of heroism in Shakespeare’s plays, July 25–⁠August 5, 2023.

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May 8, 2023

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces 2023/2024 Season of productions and programming

New music-theater work based on Sufjan Stevens’ ILLINOIS, award-winning actress and Paralympian Katy Sullivan in Richard III, Jason Alexander stars in the world premiere comedy Judgment Day, plus more this season.

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April 5, 2023

Shakespeare’ Birthday Month: Chicago Shakespeare Honors Outgoing Founding Artistic Director Barbara Gaines with the Spirit of Shakespeare Award on April 24.

Plus, audiences everywhere are invited to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23 with the debut of the free streaming event TO BE and the final performance of The Comedy of Errors.

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