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The Toad Knew
  • This fall, our new third theater, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, is home to a realm of wonder and enchantment as we welcome back cirque nouveau superstar James Thierrée (creator of CST’s sold-out runs of Farewell Umbrella and Bright Abyss). For nearly two decades, Thierrée has teased and twisted audiences’ imaginations with astonishing, theatrical creations—sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always extraordinary. His newest invention, The Toad Knew, intertwines dreams with childhood terrors, burlesque, and realism to explore the wild, wondrous love shared by brothers and sisters. A collective of dancers, high-wire artists, and musicians create an intoxicating world evocative of Salvador Dalí and Tim Burton. This is artistry that defies categorization, but promises to stay with you long after you leave the Theater.

The Toad Knew
  • Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Address: 800 E. Grand Ave.
  • 9/19/2017, 9/20/2017, 9/21/2017, 9/22/2017, 9/23/2017
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater