Chicago Shakespeare to Host Old Globe Shakespeare, Nov. 26-Dec. 14

News   Chicago Shakespeare to Host Old Globe Shakespeare, Nov. 26-Dec. 14 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre of London will travel over a good portion of the globe this holiday season to play an engagement at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. The British company, which performs in a recreation of the Bard's own Globe Theatre, will present Twelfth Night at the CST Navy Pier stage.

Following the acting traditions of Elizabethan times, the production will be performed by an entirely male cast. Globe artistic director Mark Rylance will play lovesick Olivia. Tim Carroll directs. The transplantation should be an easy fit. CST's Courtyard Theatre is also modeled after the Elizabethan theatres of Shakespeare's time. This is the Globe's first American tour.

Tickets are $65-$75. Call (312) 595-5600.