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  • Nell Gwynn

    Until Nov 4, 2018

  • Fight Night

    Oct 23 - Nov 4, 2018

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Dec 6, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

  • Macbeth

    Feb 16 - Mar 16, 2019

  • An Inspector Calls

    Feb 19 - Mar 10, 2019

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Nell Gwynn

Until November 4, 2018

After a raucous run in at London's Globe Theatre this glorious biopic of celebrated actress and mistress to Charles II makes its American premiere this fall! A 17th-century romp full of comedy and merriment, song and dance, Jessica Swale's Oliver winning play follows the fortunes of Nell from her humble beginnings as an orange seller in the theatres of Covent Garden to the most famous woman in England. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, don't miss this fabulous show as it makes landfall at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

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Fight Night

October 23 - November 4, 2018

Can you remember a time when a theatre performances challenged the very foundations of your political beliefs? Or a time when it roused rebellion within you, making you want to stand up to the status quo? Fresh from a triumphant run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Belgian experimental theatre company Ontroertend Goed bring their boundary-pushing piece 'Fight Night' to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater for a strictly limited run this fall, and it may make you rethink everything you thought you knew about modern democracy.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

December 6, 2018 - January 27, 2019

In joyous celebration of 20 years of Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier, Joe Dowling revisits his much-acclaimed production of the Bard's wondrous supernatural rom-com for a new era. A delightful and dizzying tale that still enraptures audiences after 400 years, prepare to enter a realm where a tiff between fairy royalty gets very, very out of hand, affecting supernatural folk and mortals alike!

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Macbeth

February 16 - March 16, 2019

Americas most sought-after director, Marti Lyons adapts and directs Shakespeare's tragic piece, Macbeth. This short 75-minute performance is the perfect introduction to the world of Shakespeare, and features a question and answer session at the end of each performance. Thought to have first been performed in 1606, the story of Macbeth continues captivates audiences throughout the many centuries of it being performed.

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An Inspector Calls

February 19 - March 10, 2019

Often referred to as the definetive staging of JB Priestley's drawing room drama, this production from London's National Theatre makes its US Touring premiere bringing masterpiece to you. Debuting in 1992, this iteration has been seen all over the world, scooping awards with each revival. Original director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, High Fidelity, Billy Elliot) returns for this North American jaunt, showcasing his thrilling talent and understanding of the literary classic that is An Inspector Calls.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

  • Year opened: 1986
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is a non-profit theater company which holds over 600 annual performances throughout most of the year. The company re-located in 1997 to Navy Pier and now hosts the largest youth and family-orientated arts-in-education program in the state of Illinois - the "Team Shakespeare" program. The theater has won many awards, including 77 Joseph Jefferson awards, 3 Laurence Olivier Awards and the 2008 Regional Theatre Tony Award.

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