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by adapted from William Shakespeare

January 16-18, 2015

Come see our two education outreach productions on a single bill!  These are productions, not readings.  "50-Minute Hamlet", adapated and directed by Jeff Christian.  "50-Minute Romeo and Juliet," adapted by Barbara Zahora, Michelle Shupe and Peter Garino, directed by Barbara Zahora.
 

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois

An introduction to the play commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission is free, seating is limited.
* Pre-registration required at Niles Public Library (call 847-663-1234)


 

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by William Shakespeare

February 27 - March 1, 2015

"Is this a dagger I see before me,
The handle toward my hand?
Come let me clutch thee."
 
Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is a tragedy of ambition and hubris, haunted by the supernatural in the form of wiches and ghosts. Macbeth is fresh off a glorious military victory when he is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to advance his station in life. His wife is famously enthusiastic about his chance to be king - and she his queen - and has some ideas about to make that happen. What begins so promisingly ends worlds later, across an ocean of innocent blood, in a journey almost incomprehensible to modern audiences. But while we don't often see witches and ghosts in our lives, aren't we all haunted in some ways?  Our dreams, our regrets; people we have wronged, people who have wronged us- all exert their pull. Join us as David Skidmore directs this classic tale of a man who reached for the brass ring and found it a hangman's noose. 

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00PM, 
The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois

An introduction to the play commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission is free, seating is limited.
* Pre-registration required at Niles Public Library (call 847-663-1234)



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by Thomas Middleton

April 24-26, 2015

"Tis no shame to be bad, because 'tis common."
 
We continue our Shakespeare's Contemporaries series with Thomas Middleton's violent, dark masterpiece, "The Revenger's Tragedy."  A searing indictment of corruption, lust and excess in the vestiges of power, the play reflects King James I dissatisfaction with court corruption upon his ascension to the throne following the death of Elizabeth I.  Peter Garino directs.  Introduction by Regina Buccola, Associate Professor of English, Roosevelt University.
 
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois

An introduction to the play commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission is free, seating is limited.
* Pre-registration required at Niles Public Library (call 847-663-1234)



 


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