10 am to 12:30 pm
“O, why should nature build so foul a den, Unless the gods delight in tragedies?”
A theatrical reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. Cast: Kamran Abbassian, Joe Bianco, Matt Bowdren, Josh Carptener, Aaron Christensen, Frankie DiCiaccio, Peter Garino, Kelly Lynn Hogan, Daniel Millhouse, Erin Neal, Bryan Wakefield, Brandon Wright. Crew: Michelle Shupe (director); Judy Blue (assistant director); Erin Sloan (dramaturge); George Zahora (sound design and original music); Savanna Rae, Christopher Vizurraga (understudies).
An informative talk by a dramaturg begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast. The Shakespeare Project was founded in 1993 and has performed at the Newberry Library since 2003.
Due to depictions of graphic violence, recommended for mature audiences only.
Download a PDF flyer for this year’s Shakespeare Project of Chicago programs at the Newberry, to post and distribute, and explore the Newberry’s collection of early Shakespeare editions.
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Free and open to the public; registration recommended. Please click this link to register by 7 pm on Friday, January 11.
Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. If seats remain available, walk-ins will be admitted about ten minutes before the event’s start.
People with disabilities and other accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the room, first register using the link above, then email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before the event. Seats arranged in this way will be held until 10 minutes before the event starts.