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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. 

Shakespeare in Love
Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Rachel Rockwell
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC) 

The Taming of the Shrew
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m

Directed by Barbara Gaines
Additional dialogue by Ron West

Red Velvet
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Gary Griffin

Schiller's Mary Stuart
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jenn Thompson

Macbeth
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller

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. 

Shakespeare in Love
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Rachel Rockwell
Captioned by c2

The Taming of the Shrew
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Barbara Gaines
Additional dialogue by Ron West
Captioned by c2

Red Velvet
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.   
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Gary Griffin
​Captioned by c2

Schiller's Mary Stuart
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.   
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jenn Thompson
​Captioned by c2

Macbeth
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.   
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller
​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. 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 a ticket price ranging from our full-price of $88 to as low as $35.

For both single ticket and subscription purchases, we are happy to offer a limited number of Pay-What-You-Can Program seats 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.

   
For tickets and
More Information

 Phone: 312.595.5600

 TTY: 312.595.5699

 Group Sales: 312.595.5678

 Fax: 312.595.5644

 access@chicagoshakes.com

 

 

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