Free Shakespeare in the Chicago Suburbs This Weekend

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents free theatrical readings (October through April) of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries at our six Chicago-area venues:

The Highland Park Public Library
The Mount Prospect Public Library
The Newberry Library, Chicago
The Niles Public Library 
The Vernon Area Public Library (Lincolnshire, IL)
The Wilmette Public Library



In what is regarded by many as Shakespeare’s greatest history play, in Henry V we witness the final chapter in Prince Hal’s journey to manhood, as he assumes the English crown to lead its army against the French during the Hundred Years War.  Shakespeare draws his prototypical leader in King Henry in imbuing him with courage, insight, compassion and charm.  J.R. Sullivan makes his Shakespeare Project directing debut.

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:30PM,  Vernon Area Public Library*, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:15PM, Mount Prospect Public Library*, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, Illinois

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An introduction to the play commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission is free, seating is limited.
* Pre-registration required at Niles Public Library (call 847-663-1234)
* Pre-registration required at Vernon Area Public Library (call 847-634-3650)
* Pre-registration required at Mount Prospect Public Library (call 847-253-5675)

Our theatrical readings and education outreach productions are presented by professional actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors.

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