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by William Shakespeare
directed by J.R. Sullivan

October 14-18, 2016

“Once more unto the breach dear friends”

In what is regarded by many as Shakespeare’s greatest history play, in Henry V we witness the final chapter in Prince Hal’s journey to manhood, as he assumes the English crown to lead its army against the French during the Hundred Years War.  Shakespeare draws his prototypical leader in King Henry in imbuing him with courage, insight, compassion and charm.  J.R. Sullivan makes his Shakespeare Project directing debut.

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:30PM,  Vernon Area Public Library*, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:15PM, Mount Prospect Public Library*, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, 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)
* Pre-registration required at Vernon Area Public Library (call 847-634-3650)
* Pre-registration required at Mount Prospect Public Library (call 847-253-5675)


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by William Shakespeare
directed by Peter Garino 

January 13-17, 2017

“When Fortune means to men most good,
She looks upon them with a threatening eye.”

King John defends his right to the English crown against a claim by his French nephew Arthur in this sweeping historical saga of war and political intrigue.  And just when the English and French appear to make peace, the Pope’s ambassador arrives to rekindle the conflict.  The opportunistic Philip the Bastard meanwhile leverages his newly gained royal standing to help the declining English king against the French.  Artistic director Peter Garino directs.

Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:00AM, Buchanan Chapel, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, Jauary 15, 2017 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, January 16, 2017 at 6:30PM,  Vernon Area Public Library*, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:15PM, Mount Prospect Public Library*, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, 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)
* Pre-registration required at Vernon Area Public Library (call 847-634-3650)
* Pre-registration required at Mount Prospect Public Library (call 847-253-5675)


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by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
directed by Steve Scott

February 24-28,  2017


“She that in life and love refuses me,
In death and shame my partner she shall be.”

Lady Beatrice has a problem:  she is unhappy about the husband her father has selected for her to marry.  With her wedding looming, she devises a solution with the help of DeFlores, her father’s servant.  The price for murder is never cheap, and never higher than what is revealed in this Jacobean classic from Thomas Middleton (The Revenger’s Tragedy) and William Rowley.  The Goodman Theatre’s Steve Scott makes his Shakespeare Project directing debut. 

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:30PM,  Vernon Area Public Library*, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:15PM, Mount Prospect Public Library*, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, 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)
* Pre-registration required at Vernon Area Public Library (call 847-634-3650)
* Pre-registration required at Mount Prospect Public Library (call 847-253-5675)


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by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Zahora

May 5-9, 2017

“From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:
They are the ground, the books, the academes,
From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire.”

The King of Navarre and his three loyal subjects decide to retire from the world to study and swear an oath to forsake the company of women for three years.  Immediately, the Princess of France and her three lovely waiting women arrive on a diplomatic mission.  Will the King and his followers remain true to their oaths?  Associate artistic director Barbara Zahora directs Shakespeare’s comedy of young love coming of age.

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:30PM,  Vernon Area Public Library*, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:15PM, Mount Prospect Public Library*, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, 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)
* Pre-registration required at Vernon Area Public Library (call 847-634-3650)
* Pre-registration required at Mount Prospect Public Library (call 847-253-5675)



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