The book of joseph chicago shakespeare theater chicago. Chicago shakespeares the heir apparent is a forced farce. Shakespeare theatre company david ives the panties, the. David ives the liar, the heir apparent, the metromaniacs, and the school for lies. The heir apparent chicago shakespeare theater courtyard theater on navy pier ends on january 17, 2016 for tickets, call 312. The cast is topnotch across the board and ever so slightly tongueincheek which absolutely is the correct tone for this show, with rehberger and mcgonigle being a handsome and passionate pair as the starcrossed lovers.
Calvin steinken videographereditor malone media linkedin. I had been approached by chicago shakespeare theater to come up with a. Chicago shakespeare presents an ampedup midsummer nights dream in the parks, the way it was sort of. In his notes for the original production of the heir apparent, onstage. The heir apparent a comic romp through greed, duplicity. Chicago shakespeare theater the heir apparent january.
The moliere comedies, king john, julius caesar, the wizard of oz, alls well that ends well, macbeth, pericles, king john, much ado about nothing, shakespeares greatest hits and cymbeline. Chicago shakespeare theater article archives chicago. The latest proof can be found in emma, chicago shakespeare theaters utterly. We have evolved into a dynamic company, producing awardwinning plays at our home on navy pier, throughout chicagos schools and neighborhoods. Casting classical, musical, and contemporary actors for the chicago shakespeare theater 201718 season.
Aside from actor paxton whiteheads natural accent, designer kevin depinets setting, and david woolards costumes, matters of style in this 18th century french farce, le legataire universel, seem to have been given a pass, even. Shakespeare project of chicago romeo and juliet march. Under the leadership of artistic director barbara gaines and executive director criss henderson, cst is dedicated to creating extraordinary production of classics, new works and family programming. The heir apparent, follies, hecuba, and the herbal bed. Winner of an irne award for the 39 steps huntington theatre, boston production transferred to broadway, and nominated for jeff award for the heir apparent. David ives returns to chicago shakespeare theater, where his play school for lies adapted from moliere and his version of feydeaus a flea. Prospero might just pitch his books on magic when chicago shakespeare theater opens its 201516 season with the tempest.
During 2016, the theater spearheaded shakespeare 400 chicago, one of the worlds largest cultural festivals inspired by shakespeares legacy. The heir apparent is mostly fun and mostly entertainingly performed in the current chicago shakespeare theater production directed by john rando. With those words, barbara gaines, founder and artistic director of chicago shakespeare theater, kicked off shakespeare 400 chicago, a commemoration of the 400 th anniversary of shakespeares death like no other in the world. Langleys brief text, enhanced by wellchosen paintings and photos, is a solid and appealing introduction to elizabethan theater for older readers. For the third year, chicago shakespeare theater partnered with the chicago police departments caps officers. Shakespeare theatre company project gutenberg self. Shakespeare theatre company camelot 1718 shakespeare. Its more than six hundred annual performances performed 48 weeks of the year include its critically acclaimed shakespeare series, its worlds stage touring productions, and youth education and family oriented programming. Chicago shakespeare theater cst announces the full cast and creative team for david ives uproarious comedy the heir apparent, staged by awardwinning director john rando and featuring a stellar. Which leads us to the chicago shakespeare theaters the heir apparent. The shakespeare theatre company is a regional theatre company located in washington, d. Behind the announcement was an unprecedented mobilization of the citys cultural and administrative resources. But with treelined streets ablaze with little italian lights, a. Located on navy pier, chicago s largest and most versatile performing arts venue is known for vibrant productions reflecting shakespeare s genius for storytelling, musicality of language, and empathy for the human condition.
Chicago shakespeare theater artistic director barbara gaines, creative producer rick boynton, and a stellar lineup of special guests join together to celebrate our namesakes rich legacy, on. The notebook at the chicago shakespeare theater, chicago, il. The book of joseph chicago shakespeare theater every family has its secrets. Shakespeare theatre companys production is part of shakespeare for a new generation, a national program of the national endowment for the arts in cooperation with arts midwest. That means the competition among theater companies is fiercewhich is why. Chicago shakespeare theater on navy pier 2020 all you. Chicago shakespeare announces the heir apparent cast. The company manages and performs in the harman center for the arts, consisting of the. Amid mystical forests and grand castles, camelot tells a beloved tale of a leaders integrity, courage and empathya chronicle of the struggle for civilization and goodness in a world accustomed to violence and hate. Book trailer i produced and edited for janine maclachlan. Chicago shakespeare theater cst is a leading international theater company and the recipient of the regional theatre tony award. Chicago shakespeare theater 201718 season casting call. Theater december 10, 2015 the heir apparent by betty mohr to many, it may feel as though the world is falling apartwhich may be why chicago shakespeare theater decided to mount the heir apparent as its feelgood holiday presentation. Shakespeare chicago theater notebook the new york times.
Pig stars in shakespeare theatres the heir apparent. Jeanfrancois regnard penned the comedy le legataire universel over 300 years ago. The heir apparent, part of the 201516 season at the chicago. About chicago shakespeare theater a global theatrical force, cst is known for vibrant productions that reflect shakespeares genius for storytelling, language and empathy for the human condition. Lora lee gayer and brad standley in chicago shakespeare theaters. Chicago shakespeare theater, navy pier theatre projects. Chicago shakespeare theater marjorie prime january. The heir apparent chicago shakespeare theater chicago. By david ives adapted from jeanfrancois regnard directed by john rando produced by chicago shakespeare theater louis xiv dances. He was nominated for a 2016 joseph jefferson equity award for actor in a supporting role in a play for the heir apparent at the chicago shakespeare theater in chicago, illinois. Christine binder lighting designer returns to chicago shakespeare theater, where her credits include. The heir apparent behind the scenes with director john rando. The liar the heir apparent the metromaniacs shakespeare theatre company rediscovery by david ives 20150617 at. November 27, 2015 a chicago christmas by betty mohr chicago is a vigorous, exciting, and fascinating cultural hub throughout the year.
A look inside the heir apparent 6 introduction to commedia dellarte 8 spotlight on the role of women 9 recommended reading 10 theatre etiquette 11. David ives talks heir apparent and stephen sondheim chicago. Through a yearround season encompassing more than 650 performances, chicago shakespeare attracts 225,000 audience members annually. The notebook chicago shakespeare theater, chicago, il tickets. The theatre company focuses primarily on plays from the shakespeare canon, but its seasons include works by other classic playwrights such as euripides, ibsen, wilde, shaw, schiller, coward and tennessee williams. Through 1220 jessica thebus directs the tale of a man who vows never to date again after the death of his wifea solemn promise that a gorgeous, single soap star upends. Chicago shakespeare romeo and juliet this was the south side version of romeo and juliet rival gangs instead of the traditional verona families. With the legendary story of king arthurs round table, doomed romance and a stunning score if ever i would leave you. It was ok but i felt that barbara gaines was way too concerned with the messageinsread of telling the bards story. Linda kimbrough returns to chicago shakespeare theater, where her credits include.
Richard hollanders remained in an unopened suitcase for fifteen years after the death of his parents. Season will likely include one mainstage musical, for which. Chicago shakespeare theater has announced the full cast for david ives comedy the heir apparent. Jessie fisher and nate burger rehearse for chicago shakespeare theaters upcoming production of the heir apparent, which was adapted. But its virtues come across as spotty, forced, and familiarparticularly disappointing given ivess history of witty resourcefulness in devising versions of corneille the liar and moliere the misanthrope, presented as the school for lies. Carson elrod, the heir apparent, crispin, 20112012. Chicago shakespeare theater cst is a nonprofit, professional theater company located at navy pier in chicago, illinois. The heir apparent by david ives, the new comedy at chicago shakespeare theater, begins with a flatulent grandfather clock. To strengthen the connection between actor and audience in chicago shakespeare theaters new sevenstory home, we designed a 525seat thrust theatre with three galleries surrounding the players, creating exceptional intimacy. Chicago shakespeare theater cst presents david ives uproarious comedy the heir apparent, staged by awardwinning director john rando and featuring a stellar cast, led by heralded actor, paxton. Based on jeanfrancois regnards le legataire universel, the heir apparent is an offcolor.1201 355 1139 1553 1231 1064 997 1555 1441 33 718 3 1253 883 267 614 845 1092 847 804 1252 575 195 823 7 800 1453 681 1413 1048 1341 138 9 593 745 1250 963 763 831 969 642 232 1174 65 1261 70 1010 1021 204