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

  • Learn more about our 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. 

The King's Speech
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
by David Seidler
directed by Michael Wilson
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

Romeo and Juliet
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by David H. Bell
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

Emma
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
based on the novel by Jane Austen
book, music & lyrics by Paul Gordon
directed by Barbara Gaines
Interpreted by Suzanne Salerno (CI/CT) and Crom Saunders

As You Like It
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Daryl Cloran
conceived by Daryl Cloran and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
in association with the Citadel Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

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. 

The King's Speech
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
by David Seidler
directed by Michael Wilson
captioned by c2

Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines
captioned by c2

Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:45 p.m.
written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ
captioned by c2

Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by David H. Bell
captioned by c2

Emma
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
based on the novel by Jane Austen
book, music & lyrics by Paul Gordon
directed by Barbara Gaines
captioned by c2

As You Like It
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Daryl Cloran
conceived by Daryl Cloran and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
in association with the Citadel Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
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 a ticket price ranging from our full-price of $90 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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