$15 general admission
“Then you think right: I am not what I am…”
Travel to Illyria and get mixed up in one of Shakespeare’s great comedies with the A.B.L.E. Ensemble. When twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a violent shipwreck, each believes the other perished in the storm. Attempting to build a new life in this new land, Viola adopts a disguise and unwittingly steps into a chain of unrequited, misplaced, and downright confused love. Speaking in The Bard’s original verse, 20 teenage actors with Down syndrome accompanied by a team of teaching artists will share roles in scenes, monologues, and songs to tell this tale about identity and love – and how things can be different than what they seem.
Shakespeare holds a very special place in our hearts at A.B.L.E., and so we are honored that this production will be a part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong international arts festival spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, celebrating the vibrancy, relevance, and reach of Shakespeare. Throughout 2016, Chicago will host host over 850 events, inviting artists from around the world to explore how Sheakespeare's words continue to live through theater, dance, literature, music, cuisine, and spectacle.
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