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 live art event in the City of Chicago. Participants will journey through downtown Chicago with a performance based on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, navigating power, prayer, and pleasure in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Since I Suppose runs August 28 – September 21.
A special performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute is instrumental to the fall lineup. This dazzling piece celebrates contemporary Africa with marimbas, drums, and percussion as actors energetically fill the stage. A unique show deserves a unique venue, which is why the cast will perform on the open-air Pepsi® Skyline Stage. This show runs for a limited time on September 25-28.
Spend the evening with King Lear in CST’s Courtyard Theater! King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, only to find that his dementia and loss of power shatters him. Actor Larry Yando performs in his twenty-third Chicago Shakespeare production, expertly portraying the complex and desperate King Lear. Often considered Shakespeare’s greatest achievement, this is a performance you’ll want to pen into your social calendar! King Lear runs September 9 – November 9.
And as the weather finally cools down, head indoors for Ionesco Suite. This collection of excerpts from seven of playwright Ionesco’s plays, such as The Lesson and The Bald Soprano, hilariously examines cohabitation and solitude. Watch the characters come to life onstage through action and dialogue that examines the human condition with honesty and humor. Ionesco Suite runs October 15 – October 19.
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