Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Midsummer Night 2020



We have been closely following the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) and in light of growing concerns for the safety of our community and for the well-being of all our guests planning on attending Midsummer Night 2020 scheduled for June 3, we have decided to cancel the event. This Gala is our largest forum to share updates with our sponsors about our programs, services, and new initiatives. It is also our most important opportunity to raise the funds essential to our vital work – enabling our nationally recognized education programs and free touring production to visit communities across the city, which annually serve more than 100,000 Chicagoans.

We appreciate your patience, understanding, and continued commitment. For more information, or for ways you can support, please visit

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, Chicago Shakespeare has redefined what a great American Shakespeare theater can be—a company that defies theatrical category. This Regional Tony Award-winning theater’s year-round season features as many as twenty productions and 650 performances—including plays, musicals, world premieres, family programming, and presentations from around the globe. Chicago Shakespeare is the city’s leading presenter of international work, and has toured its own productions across five continents. The Theater’s nationally acclaimed arts in literacy programs support the work of teachers, and bring Shakespeare to life on stage for tens of thousands of students annually. Each summer, the company tours a free professional production to neighborhood parks across Chicago. In 2017 the Theater unveiled The Yard, which, together with the Jentes Family Courtyard Theater and the Thoma Theater Upstairs, positions Chicago Shakespeare as Chicago’s most versatile performing arts center.

To make a reservation, please call Kristen Caruso at 312-595-5587 or email

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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