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Access Shakespeare performances for the 2021/22 Season

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. 

As You Like It
The ASL performance, originally scheduled for Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m., is no longer available
by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Daryl Cloran
conceived by Daryl Cloran and the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
interpreted by Elizabeth Bartow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

The Notebook
Friday, April 8 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
interpreted by Sheila Kettering (CI/CT) and Al Raci (CI/CT)

All's Well That End's Well
Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.

by William Shakespeare
directed by Shana Cooper
interpreted by Elizabeth Bartow Breslin (CI/CT) and Will Lee (NIC)

It Came from Outer Space
Friday, July 22 at 7:45 p.m.

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)

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.

As You Like It - Limited availability
Wednesday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Daryl Cloran
conceived by Daryl Cloran and the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
captioned by c2

Q Brothers Christmas Carol
Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.

written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
directed by GQ and JQ
developed with Rick Boynton
captioned by c2

The Notebook
Wednesday, April 20 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
captioned by c2

All's Well That End's Well
Wednesday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

by William Shakespeare
directed by Shana Cooper
captioned by c2

It Came from Outer Space
Wednesday, July 20 at 7:45 p.m.

book, music and lyrics by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair
directed by Laura Braza
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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