Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces 35th Anniversary Season

In a time of virtual entertainment while quarantining, Chicago Shakespeare Theater aims to bring audiences back to the theater for live productions.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces 35th Anniversary Season
Chicago Shakespeare Theater located on Navy Pier. James Steinkamp / Courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces 35th Anniversary Season
Chicago Shakespeare Theater located on Navy Pier. James Steinkamp / Courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces 35th Anniversary Season

In a time of virtual entertainment while quarantining, Chicago Shakespeare Theater aims to bring audiences back to the theater for live productions.

This year mark’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s 35th season. The creative projects are ambitious, as always. But this year the season itself is ambitious: The theater is making plans to get visitors back in seats in the actual theater.

But what will that look like, especially with Navy Pier — where Chicago Shakespeare Theater is located — shut down for the foreseeable future?

Reset checks in with the theater’s founder and artistic director for more on what to expect.

GUEST: Barbara Gaines, founder and artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater