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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.
 
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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