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Services for patrons who are deaf or are hard of hearing: 

  • Learn more about our new Access Shakespeare Pay-What-You-Can Program
  • Assistive-listening devices (binaural earbuds and induction neckloops for use with t-coil hearing aids) are available for all performances at our Audience Services table just inside our lobby doors.
  • ASL Duo-interpreter performances (see details below)
  • Open-captioned performances (see details below)

ASL Duo-interpreter performances: All dialogue and lyrics are translated into American Sign Language by two certified interpreters (view bios). Please purchase your tickets in advance to participate in our Access programs.  Programs with no attendance may be cancelled 48 hours prior to the show. 

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks: Twelfth Night
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

at Loyola Park
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
at Gage Park
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
at Washington Park
Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
at Welles Park
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
at Humboldt Park
Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
at Ping Tom Memorial Park
Adapted and Directed by Kirsten Kelly
Interpreted by Will Lee (NIC) and Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT).

King Charles III
Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Gary Griffin
Interpreted by Sheila Kettering (CI/CT) and Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT)

Love's Labor's Lost
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Marti Maraden
Interpreted by Will Lee (NIC) and Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT)

Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Directed by Marti Lyons
Interpreted by Michael Albert (CI/CT) and Susan Sotnick (NIC)

Shakespeare in Love
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Rachel Rockwell
Interpreted by Will Lee (NIC) and Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT)

Open-captioned performances: CST offers open captioning, which features a text display of the words and sounds heard during a play. Controlled by a captioner watching the play from the back of the theater, the presentation of the text is synced live with the action onstage. Please purchase your tickets in advance to participate in our Access programs.  Programs with no attendance may be cancelled 48 hours prior to the show. 

Tug of War: Civil Strife
Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Directed and adapted by Barbara Gaines

King Charles III
Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, December 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Gary Griffin

The Book of Joseph
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Barbara Gaines

Love's Labor's Lost
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Marti Maraden

Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Directed by Marti Lyons

Shakespeare in Love
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Rachel Rockwell

All performances captioned by c2

Access Shakespeare Pay-What-You-Can Program

This season, we are continuing our Access Shakespeare Pay-What-You-Can for patrons whose disability requires the use of our ASL-interpreted and Open-captioned services (plus one companion). Understanding that patrons requiring this service represent a broad financial spectrum, we’re putting it in their hands to pay what they can, to ensure that our productions are as available as possible, to the widest audience possible.

Choose single ticket prices ranging from our full-price of $88 to as low as $30.

For Tug of War: Civil Strife choose single ticket prices ranging from our full-price of $100 to as low as $60.

For both single ticket and subscription purchases, we are happy to extend this Pay-What-You-Can Program to the patron whose disability requires the use of this service and to one companion. Additional tickets can, of course, be purchased at full price.

   
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 Phone: 312.595.5600

 TTY: 312.595.5699

 Group Sales: 312.595.5678

 Fax: 312.595.5644

 access@chicagoshakes.com

 

 

 

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