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Illinois Shakespeare Festival

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional repertory company that produces three mainstage productions, free family-friendly performances, and numerous community endeavors over the summer. The Festival brings a new level of professional artistry, economic attention, and civic engagement to Illinois – all while exposing new generations and populations to the arts.

Upcoming Events

June 2019

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, June 27th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, June 28th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, June 29th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

July 2019

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Friday, July 5th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Saturday, July 6th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Tuesday, July 9th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Wednesday, July 10th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Thursday, July 11th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, July 12th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 14th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Tuesday, July 16th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Wednesday, July 17th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, July 18th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, July 19th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Saturday, July 20th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 21st
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Wednesday, July 24th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, July 25th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Friday, July 26th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, July 27th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 28th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Tuesday, July 30th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Wednesday, July 31st
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

August 2019

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, August 1st
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Friday, August 2nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, August 3rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, August 3rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Tuesday, August 6th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Wednesday, August 7th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date:
Thursday, August 8th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Life was pleasantly drab for Elizabeth Bennet until the haughty (though admittedly handsome) Mr. Darcy barged in on her life. Now she’s caught in a dilemma: Can Elizabeth be true to her feelings while also standing up to Darcy’s arrogance? This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel persuades us that even the worst first impressions can be overcome.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, August 9th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

In this joyful comedy, Rosalind and Orlando fall in love at first sight, but are forced to flee the dangers of the court. Disguised as a young man, Rosalind teaches clumsy Orlando the way to a woman’s heart—hers, to be exact. The young lovers in the forest of Arden delight in luscious nature, love, life, companionship, and song…until Fortune makes everything right again.

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, August 10th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?