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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare presents: The King’s Speech

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

September 12–October 20, 2019 / The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

by David Seidler

directed by Michael Wilson


Paralyzed by his stammer and unable to speak to a nation in crisis, King George VI ascends the throne as England stands on the brink of war once again with Germany. Enter Lionel Logue, an Australian migrant with a career path as unexpected as the king’s. The remarkable true story of this unlikely bond between a reluctant king and a charismatic subject that inspired the Academy Award-winning film is now brought to the stage, where writer David Seidler first imagined it. Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning director Michael Wilson stages this exciting North American Premiere. Following its Chicago run, the production is slated for engagements at other theaters across the country.


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