Category Archives: Chicago Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, located at Navy Pier, has produced award-winning shows and has blossomed into an entertainment powerhouse of Chicago. Immerse yourself in the storytelling genius of Shakespeare this fall, as you sit back, relax, and enjoy some iambic pentameter. Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be hosting the world premiere of Since I Suppose, a pedestrian-based…

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What with family and friends coming to town and lots of vacation time to fill, the holidays are always a great time to take in a show. If you’re thinking of visiting the theater this season, make the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier your destination! With both The Merry Wives of Windsor and A…

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….

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…

The School for Lies | CST

If you’re a little intimidated by the work of great playwrights or aren’t sure if you’d enjoy something written in verse, let alone set in the 17th century, then let the new Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of The School for Lies be your very hilarious introduction! This contemporary adaptation of the classic French satire The…

Black Watch | CST

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is moving off of the Pier for its latest production.  Black Watch, a story about soldiers who served in the war in Iraq, will be performed in the Broadway Armory in Edgewater.  With loud explosions, strobe lights, and a plot that really hits home, Black Watch is back for a second run…

Sunday in the Park with George | CST

Witness the 2012/2013 Chicago Shakespeare Theater season get things started by taking in tonight’s opening of Sunday in the Park with George! This beautiful Pulitzer Prize and Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical drama, which originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1983, has since made its way to Broadway, journeyed to London, and revisited New York and London…

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart | CST

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater has been home to some pretty interesting productions over the years and if you’re into innovative, international and emotionally gripping theater, then you’re in for a real treat with The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. The play, which mixes music, song, folklore, and dance into its story, is being presented by…