The award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater is truly one of our city's shining cultural gems. Its critically acclaimed Shakespeare series, touring productions, and kid-friendly programming brings the Bard to life once again. The theater's latest production of "Sense and Sensibility" magically transforms Jane Austen's classic into a musical, charming comedy of manners.
Composed by Tony Award®-nominated Paul Gordon, CST's Sense and Sensibility highlights the romances and heartaches of sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood with beautiful melodies. This world premier musical was specially commissioned by CST for the 2014-15 season. Check out the original costume renderings and scenic designs which will transport patrons to late 18th century southwest England.
The CST works hard to create programming that makes Shakespeare more accessible than ever: A free, half-hour lecture is scheduled one hour before the curtain on selected weekend dates, and patrons are invited to join several members of the cast an hour before curtain in the Pub to informally discuss the evening's production. Half-hour, post-show discussions - held after every weekday matinee performance - provide audience members the opportunity to ask the cast questions about the performance. CST also offers open-captioned performances, ASL Duo-interpreted performances, and audio-described performance touch tours.
The Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 510-seat Courtyard Theater was inspired by the theaters of Shakespeare's lifetime, evoking the iconic design of Shakespeare's Globe in London. State of the art theater technology and three seating levels that wrap around the stage bring the story closer to the audience. Located on Navy Pier, the theater plays host to 16 plays and 650 performances each year.
Learn more about the beloved Chicago Shakespeare Theater and purchase tickets for Sense and Sensibility at chicagoshakes.com.