Chicago Shakespeare Announces NELL GWYNN Cast

Chicago Shakespeare Announces NELL GWYNN Cast

Photo: Timothy Edward Kane is King Charles II and Scarlett Strallen is Nell Gwynn in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of NELL GWYNN  Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast for the U.S. premiere of Jessica Swale’s comedy NELL GWYNN, running September 20 – November 4 in the Courtyard Theater. The music- and dance-filled play...

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Chicago Shakespeare Announces PETER PAN Cast and Designers

Chicago Shakespeare Announces PETER PAN Cast and Designers

Pictured: Johnny Shea and Elizabeth Stenholt. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre has announced the cast and production team for the summer family musical production of PETER PAN – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE based on the novel by J.M. Barrie and featuring a score by George Stiles and lyrics by...

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Chicago Shakespeare Announces MIDSUMMER in the Parks Tour Dates and Cast

Chicago Shakespeare Announces MIDSUMMER in the Parks Tour Dates and Cast

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and schedule for its free Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, adapted and directed by founder and artistic director Barbara Gaines. The production will tour to 18 neighborhood parks across the city July 25–August 26.

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Review: MARY STUART at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: MARY STUART at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Friedrich Schiller’s 1800 classic, MARY STUART, given a sharp and gorgeous reimagining by playwright Peter Oswald, director Jenn Thompson, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the two opposing monarchs wage a war of words and power that fuels their drive to become the unquestioned sovereign of their nations, no matter the cost.

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Chicago Shakespeare Announces Cast and Creative Team for MACBETH

Chicago Shakespeare Announces Cast and Creative Team for MACBETH

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and creative team for MACBETH, adapted and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner.

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Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM has its very own fairy dust-covered jar in the time capsule of my iconic teenage theatre experiences. I strongly suspect that a similar jar is being dusted and stored in the memory of each middle-schooler with whom I had the privilege to attend Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production on Tuesday morning.

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Chicago Shakes Announces MARY STUART Cast and Creative Team

Chicago Shakes Announces MARY STUART Cast and Creative Team

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and creative team for MARY STUART  by Peter Oswald.

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Chicago Shakes Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Cast and Creatives

Chicago Shakes Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Cast and Creatives

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and design team for SHORT SHAKESPEARE! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM adapted and directed by Jess McLeod. 

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Review: RED VELVET at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: RED VELVET at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Ira Aldridge was one of the most famous, highest paid actors of his day, and one of the first prominent African-American actors to tackle some of Shakespeare’s greatest roles.

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Review: Q Brothers CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: Q Brothers CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

From the moment the doors open to the moment the DJ sets off the afterparty music, the feeling of pride, appreciation, and shared company stays the focus of the experience.

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