FREE performances of Shakespeare’s King John in Chicago Area

Are you a Shakespeare fan?  The Shakespeare Project of Chicago is giving free performances of Shakespeare’s KING JOHN, on Jan. 13-17, 2017, at six different Chicago-area venues.  Admission is free and seating is limited. All performances are preceded by an introduction to the play that commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.



In this story, King John defends his right to the English crown against a claim by his French nephew Arthur in this sweeping historical saga of war and political intrigue. And just when the English and French appear to make peace, the Pope’s ambassador arrives to rekindle the conflict. Of course, the opportunistic Philip the Bastard meanwhile leverages his newly gained royal standing to help the declining English king against the French.


The Shakespeare Project of Chicago’s KING JOHN will be performed at six venues in the Chicago area:


  • Fri., Jan. 13, 7 p.m., Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL (pre-registration required, call 847-663-1234)
  • Sat., Jan. 14, 10 a.m., Buchanan Chapel, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago
  • Sat., Jan. 14, 2 p.m., Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL
  • Sun., Jan. 15, 2 p.m., Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, IL
  • Mon., Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL (pre-registration required, call 847-634-3650)
  • Tue., Jan. 17, 7:15 p.m., Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect, IL (pre-registration required, call 847-253-5675)


The Shakespeare Project’s 2016-17 season will continue with Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s THE CHANGELING and Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST.

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