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Shakespeare Project of Chicago

shakespeare project of chicago

Back by popular demand, The Friends of the Niles Public Library District are sponsoring the 22nd season of The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. Four plays are being presented in a theatrical reading format. The Shakespeare Project of Chicago is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council and places an artistic emphasis on the language of the plays and leverages the talents of professional actors (members of Actors’ Equity Association).


Shakespeare Project of Chicago Performances

Henry V

by William Shakespeare, directed by J.R. Sullivan

Registration required

Fri., Oct. 14, 6:45-9:30pm

At what cost comes absolute power and who pays the price? Love and loyalty do battle, both real and rhetorically, with conspiracy and tyranny in Shakespeare's masterpiece of political intrigue. Join us for this feast of language and persuasion. 


The rest of the season:

King John

Fri., Jan. 13, 6:45-9:30pm

Registration begins on December 1, 2016.


The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

Fri., Feb. 24, 6:45-9:30pm

Registration begins on December 1, 2016.


Love’s Labours Lost

Fri., May 5, 6:45-9:30pm

Registration begins on March 1, 2016.


Special Event

The Life and Works of William Shakespeare

Sun., Sept. 25, 2-3:30pm

Join Peter Garino, Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, as he gives a background on The Bard, utilizing excerpts of Shakespeare's plays in context.