Loading Events
Hero Image

December 1, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Red Velvet

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

CST’s Courtyard Theater
By Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Gary Griffin

The director of last fall’s “must-see” King Charles III helms a fascinating glimpse into theater history, called “fiery and funny” by Time Out New York. In 1833 at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his age, collapses on stage while performing the lead in Othello. He is replaced by a young, black actor, Ira Aldridge—a first for the role on London’s West End. As a bill in Parliament promoting the abolition of slavery sends shock waves through the streets, how will London react to his performance? This multi-award-winning play garnered Lolita Chakrabarti the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising New Playwright.

Click here to learn more.

Getting Here & Parking

Planning to attend this event? Getting here has never been easier. Learn more about Navy Pier’s convenient transportation and parking options, or reserve parking in advance.

Share This Page

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageEmail this to someone