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World Premiere of Cadre | CST

World Premiere of Cadre | CST

February 11, 2013

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 […]

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Julius Caesar | CST

Julius Caesar | CST

February 4, 2013

“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. […]

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Minsk 2011 | CST

Minsk 2011 | CST

January 30, 2013

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 […]

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Leave it to Ludwig | CST

Leave it to Ludwig | CST

January 14, 2013

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 […]

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Dickens’ Women | CST

Dickens’ Women | CST

December 17, 2012

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 […]

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The School for Lies | CST

The School for Lies | CST

November 28, 2012

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 […]

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Black Watch | CST

Black Watch | CST

October 10, 2012

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 […]

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Sunday in the Park with George | CST

Sunday in the Park with George | CST

September 26, 2012

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 […]

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart | CST

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart | CST

September 24, 2012

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 […]

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Where Have They Gone, Georges?

Where Have They Gone, Georges?

September 16, 2012

You’ve been thinking about your Sunday trip to the Art Institute of Chicago all week, dreaming about the calming effects a quiet stroll through the galleries will have on you after another long and hectic work week. Finally, the day arrives. You know exactly where you’re headed first: Second Floor, Medieval to Modern European Painting […]

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