In less than 20 years, this unpretentious Bardic troupe moved from the back of a Lincoln Park pub to a mouthwatering, multimillion-dollar facility with a spectacular Lake Michigan view. (The main stage was modeled on Stratford-upon-Avon’s Swan Theatre.) And in 2008, Chicago Shakes became the fourth Chicago institution to pick up the Tony Award for regional theater excellence. The main course here is Shakespeare, of course, but with detours into classics of every stripe, including the occasional musical. Some of the company’s best trimmings include the dynamic international programming presented under the World's Stage banner.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
|Venue name:||Chicago Shakespeare Theater|
800 E Grand Ave
|Cross street:||at Navy Pier|
|Transport:||Bus: 29, 65, 66, 120, 121, 124.|
A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol
After a "work-in-progress" production last season, siblings GQ and JQ and their collaborators Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle deliver the finished version of their charming hip-hop holiday fable, spinning Dickens' Carol into a history of rap.Until Sun December 28th 2014 FreeREAD MORE800 E Grand Ave Chicago Chicago
Chicago Shakespeare Theater. By William Shakespeare. Directed by David H. Bell. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs 45mins.Theater review by Kris VireFor being the noble prince of Tyre, Pericles can’t seem to catch a break. He solves a king’s riddle...Shakespeare Until Sun January 18th 2015 FreeREAD MORE800 E Grand Ave Chicago Chicago
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival: Blind Summit's 'The Table'
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Blind Summit's theatrical interpretation of the biblical story of Moses, who here faces an existential crisis on a table as a cranky old man. Part of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.Puppet shows Thu January 15th 2015 - Sun January 25th 2015 FreeREAD MORE800 E Grand Ave Chicago Chicago