Get a head start on Shakespeare’s birthday celebrations with the final weekend of Coriolanus, performed by The Hypocrites at The Chopin Theatre! Directed by company member Geoff Burton, the Shakespearian tragedy follows the Roman warrior’s glory, exile, quest for vengeance, and ultimate death.
Experience eloquent verse, psychological complexity, and physical combat in this modern production of Shakespeare’s work. Coriolanus will run until April 23rd with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are available online or by phone at 773.525.5991.
April 23rd will mark the 449th birthday of the one and only William Shakespeare! Want to get in on the action other than the classic of holing yourself up in a dark room and reading Hamlet? We know of a couple people celebrating in a little more lively ways.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre will be celebrating their namesake on April 21st by holding an open house featuring the magical talents of Prospero and the merry music of The Birthday Whirligig.
Can’t make it to London? Well, we have another option that is a little closer to home.
Loyola’s 22nd annual McElroy Shakespeare Festival will be held at 7:30PM on April 23rd in the Newhart Family Theatre. Entitled “What, has this thing appear’d again to-night?”: Spooky Shakespeare, Memory, and 9/11, this free event is open to the public and features a lecture and performance conducted by Dr. Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University.
Our own Associate Professor of Theatre Ann Shanahan will direct Loyola students and actors Henry Godinez and Larry Yando in scenes form Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd.
So gather round and enjoy one of the greatest writers of our time before final exam preparation takes over your life!
If you have not seen Completeness at Theater Wit, now is your chance! Lucky for you, they have extended the run of the show through May 4 because it is such a hit!
Time Out Chicago, Sun Times, and Chicago Tribune give the show raving reviews of being a spectacular time and really funny. Writer Itamar Moses is known for his wit and insight to humanity and both of those things come across in a hilarious way.
Completeness is a show about two science graduate students who collaborate on an experiment. Along with developing their love for science, they begin to develop complex feelings for each other. This romantic comedy is a crowd pleaser: no wonder they had to extend the run.
Click here for information about tickets and showtimes. Don’t miss out!