Category Archives: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Inner Voices | CST

Sometimes the division between dreams and reality isn’t so clear-cut. If you’re Alberto Saporito, the title character of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s new play, Inner Voices, the division hardly exists at all. And that’s a pretty scary thing. Travel back in time with us and witness a man’s vivid dreams quickly turned into reality with Inner…

Henry VIII | CST

Stateroom pageants. Backroom politics. A day in the life at the court of King Henry VIII. That’s right, Henry VIII, one of the last plays Shakespeare ever wrote, is finally coming to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater stage! When can you catch it? Try April 30-June 16. Under the brilliant direction of Barbara Gaines, Henry VIII…

Othello: The Remix | CST

When it comes to understanding a piece of difficult writing, sometimes putting it into your own words is the best method. That’s exactly what the exciting, young directing and composing duo, GQ and JQ, decided to do with Shakespeare. They take the dazzling work of the most well-known author in history and remake his plays…

Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet | CST

Looking for a great way to spend time with the family and experience a little theater? Come to Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet. Running February 23 through March 23, this short performance, directed and adapted for the CST stage by Rachel Rockwell, is the perfect way to start off your…

Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week at Navy Pier!

Over 75 productions, 63 theaters, six days, and one city. Did you do the math correctly? If so, then you know that these numbers add up to the anticipated Chicago Theatre Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the world-class theater companies here in Chicago. Move over New York City! Chicago’s the REAL “theater capital of…

World Premiere of Cadre | CST

Something brand new and exciting is on its way to Chicago Shakespeare Theater this Thursday, February 15! May we present Cadre, the CST’s brand new production, which isn’t only making its debut at Navy Pier this week; it’s also making its world premiere! Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Market Theatre of Johannesburg have partnered up…

Julius Caesar | CST

“Beware the Ides of March,” or in this case, beware February 5 through March 24 when the powerful tragedy Julius Caesar comes to life in a contemporary retelling on the Chicago Shakespeare Theater stage. The play, originally written by William Shakespeare and performed in the early 1600s, tells a story of betrayal, conspiracy, and power….

Minsk 2011 | CST

This season, we’ve hosted several international companies at our outstanding Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The National Theatre of Scotland came by in September for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart and returned in October for a special presentation of Black Watch at the Broadway Armory. And just last month, the amazing British actress Miriam Margolyes brought…

Leave it to Ludwig | CST

It can be hard to introduce your children to the theater. The plays out there are either too adult or too long or not stimulating enough to keep your child’s attention for more than an hour (or if we’re being really honest, five minutes). You want your children to learn to appreciate art, but this…

Dickens' Women | CST

Two hundred years ago, the brilliant English writer – Charles Dickens – was born in Portsmouth, England, and two hundred years later we’re still marveling over his work. No one created full and complicated characters or portrayed Victorian society quite like Dickens; very few authors also experienced the popularity and success Dickens knew during his…