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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)

Upcoming ASL Duo-interpreted 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 Shakespeare programs. Programs with no attendance may be cancelled 48 hours prior to the show. 

TO BE
Stream on-demand
directed and choreographed by Justin Brill and Shanna Vanderweker
musical direction by Eugene DizonShana Cooper
interpreted by Elizabeth Bartow Breslin (CI/CT)

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
Fri, July 15 at 6:30 p.m.
 West Town/Ukrainian Village | Eckhart Park
Thu, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. Austin | Columbus Park
directed by Malkia Stampley
music direction by Shraman Ghosh
assistant director & arts partner liaison Danielle Davis
concept creation by Bob Mason
interpreted by Caryn Brieschke, MFA, and David J. Schmidt, Au.D., CI & CT

It Came from Outer Space
The ASL Duo-interpreted performance, originally scheduled on Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m., is no longer available
book, music and lyrics by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair
directed by Laura Braza
interpreted by Elizabeth Bartow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

The Notebook
Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.

music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson
book by Bekah Brunstetter
based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
directed by Michael Greif and Schele Williams

Dates for Measure for MeasureWuthering Heights and The Comedy of Errors will be announced this summer.


Upcoming 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.

It Came from Outer Space
Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
book, music and lyrics by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair
directed by Laura Braza
captioned by c2
 

The Notebook
Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson
book by Bekah Brunstetter
based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
directed by Michael Greif and Schele Williams

Dates for Measure for Measure, Wuthering Heights and The Comedy of Errors will be announced this summer.


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.

   
Access Shakespeare Sponsor

Wintrust

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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