|Things to do - Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Gary Griffin
Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare
March 13 – May 4, 2014
Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin brings you not one, but two musicals, Gypsy and Road Show, that feature the extraordinary talents of Stephen Sondheim—both inspired by real stories of ambitious Americans in pursuit of their dreams. Based on the lives of the boldly enterprising brothers Addison and Wilson Mizner, the musical journey of Road Show spans forty years—from the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s. Traversing the continent in a variety of get-rich-quick schemes, the brothers stick together through experiences that change their lives in unexpected ways.
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Christopher Luscombe
in Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater
“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” In a rousing finale to the 2014 season, Shakespeare’s powerful history play takes center stage in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s magnificent Courtyard Theater for the very first time. Acclaimed British director Christopher Luscombe, whose work has been featured at the Royal Shakespeare Company, sheds new light on the Bard’s legendary coming-of-age story. Against all odds, a charismatic young monarch confronted by the ferocity of war proves his worth as a man—and king. Henry V is Shakespeare’s rallying cry, celebrating the power of language to summon battlefields from thin air and ignite our souls to action.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Box Office at 312.595.5600,
or go to their website at www.chicagoshakes.com.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is committed to bringing outstanding theater to persons with disabilities, including hearing and visual impairments. Accessible seating is available in both theaters, as are large-print programs and assistive listening devices. If disability assistance is required, please call the Box Office at 312.595.5600 or 312.595.3752(TTY).
Duo-Interpreted Sign Language Performance
A designated performance of every production is interpreted in American Sign Language. Please call the Box Office at 312.595.5600 (phone) or 312.595.3752 (TTY) to book your tickets, and ask to be seated in the sign-interpreted section, which is close to the stage.
A designated performance of every production is audio-described. Please contact the Box Office at 312.595.5600 to book your tickets, and ask to reserve a listening device. Audio-description begins 15 minutes before the curtain with introductory remarks.
For more information, including the dates of this season's sign-interpreted and audio-described performances, please visit chicagoshakes.com/access.
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