Holiday Performance: Dream upon Avon | Newberry

Holiday Performance: Dream upon Avon

Playwright John Kishline

Playwright John Kishline

Saturday, December 16, 2017

10 to 11:30 am

Ruggles Hall

A theatrical reading by the Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Free and open to the public; no registration required
Open to the Public
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs

“’Tis Chrismas Eve and wild is Avon’s night

i’ The Windmill Inn, this well-worn quaffing place

a furlong from my bed.”

It is Christmas Eve at the Windmill Inn, Shakespeare’s favorite pub in Stratford-Upon-Avon. While the Bard quaffs his favorite beverage at his usual table, he encounters a series of visitors, each with an unrealized dream and unanswered questions. As things turn out, the Bard has some questions, too, for his visitors, as both playwright and guests discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Peter Garino directs a cast of actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, including Jeff Christian, Deborah Clifton, Gary Houston, John Kishline, and Barbara Zahora. Music and sound by George Zahora.

Enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats while watching this world premiere by playwright and Shakespeare Project actor John Kishline.

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Supported by a grant from the Chicago Free for All Fund at the Chicago Community Trust.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; no registration required. Questions? Contact us at or 312-255-3610.