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by William Shakespeare
directed by Stephen Spencer

October 23-26, 2015

 "They are all fire, and every one doth shine."


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.  Founding member Stephen Spencer directs.

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00AM, Buchanan Chapel at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, October 26, 2015 at 6:30PM.  Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, 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
directed by Barbara Zahora 

January 15-18, 2016

"What's gone and what's past help should be past grief."

Shakespeare’s romance The Winter's Tale not only contains the playwright’s most famous stage direction (“Exit, pursued by a bear”), but a story that goes to the deepest side of tragedy before finding its triumphant redemption.   A Sicilian king becomes consumed by the belief that his best friend has committed adultery with his wife, and this passionate jealousy ignites a series of events that takes us on an adventure where we witness several miracles.  That which is “lost” is found, and that which is “dead” comes to life in this beautiful play.  Associate Artistic Director Barbara Zahora directs.

Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 6:30PM,  Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, 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
directed by Jeff Christian 

February 26-29, 2016

"How hard it is to hide the sparks of nature!"

Filled with intrigue and romance, Shakespeare's Cymbeline introduces an evil queen, an innocent young princess, an upstanding young man, a conniving villain and the titular king into the fantastical world of this twist-filled tale.  Jeff Christian directs.

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:30PM,  Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, 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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adapted by Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee based on the play by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher
directed by Peter Garino 

April 15-18, 2016

“This is our wedding day.
We haven't even had our wedding dinner
and he's gone off with Susana to Assisi for the afternoon?
What does it mean?”

It’s Anselmo’s big wedding day, but he’s having second thoughts:  Will his betrothed remain faithful to him?  To put his new wife to the test , he asks his best man to try to seduce her.  Join the wedding guests for a celebration like none you've ever witnessed in this delightful modern adaptation based on William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s long-lost play, “Cardenio.”  Peter Garino directs a cast of Shakespeare Project favorites in this special adaptation by Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee.  


Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6:30PM,  Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, 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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