Event—Public Programming

50-Minute Hamlet in Bughouse Square

Adapted by Jeff Christian, 50-Minute Hamlet presents Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy.

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Adapted by Jeff Christian, 50-Minute Hamlet presents Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy. Utilizing just two actors, the play contains many of the Bard’s most famous lines and speeches while retaining his saga’s pathos, poetry, and passion. Starring Kayla Carter and Shane Kenyon; sound design by George Zahora; and produced by Peter Garino.

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago has presented 50-Minute Hamlet to numerous Chicago audiences since its premier in 2002, and it has won the acclaim of adults, students, and teachers alike each time.

Explore our other events taking place in Bughouse Square this summer, including Make Music Chicago 2022, Chicago Storytelling, and Bughouse Square: A History in Song and Story.

Our summer programs in the park are cosponsored with the Free for All Fund of the Chicago Community Trust and the Washington Square Park Advisory Council.

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