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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. 

Macbeth
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
adapted & directed by Aaron Posner and Teller
interpreted by Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
Sunday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m.
music by George Stiles
lyrics by Anthony Drewe
in a new version by Elliot Davis based on the book by Willis Hall
adapted from the play by J.M. Barrie with permission from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
directed & choreographed by Amber Mak

Nell Gwynn
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
by Jessica Swale
directed by Christopher Luscombe

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
directed by Joe Dowling

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Marti Lyons

Hamlet
Friday, May 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
original music & lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
book by Brian Hill
new songs & additional music & lyrics by Neil Bartram
based on the Walt Disney film
directed & choreographed by Rachel Rockwell

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. 

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

adapted & directed by Aaron Posner and Teller
captioned by c2

Nell Gwynn
Thursday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
by Jessica Swale
directed by Christopher Luscombe
captioned by c2

Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.   
written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
developed with Rick Boynton
directed by GQ and JQ
captioned by c2

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
directed by Joe Dowling
captioned by c2

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Marti Lyons
captioned by c2

Hamlet
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines
captioned by c2

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
original music & lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
book by Brian Hill
new songs & additional music & lyrics by Neil Bartram
based on the Walt Disney film
directed & choreographed by Rachel Rockwell
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 $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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