In celebration of GALA 2013, Chicago’s civic and cultural leaders will gather at Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s artistic home on Navy Pier. Living art installations and theatrically-inspired décor will serve as the backdrop for this unique entertaining opportunity. Highlights of the event include the presentation of the third annual “Spirit of Shakespeare Awards,” honoring those who keep the spirit of Shakespeare alive through community service and artistic leadership, and an artistic program of star-studded performances. The 2013 Civic Honoree is Richard M. Daley and the 2013 Artistic Honoree is Stephen Sondheim. All proceeds go to benefit the Regional Theatre Tony Award recipient’s far-reaching education and civic engagement programs, including Team Shakespeare and Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks.
Civic Honoree: Richard M. Daley
Artistic Honoree: Stephen Sondheim
Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
5:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Artistic Program
Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue
PJH Contact: Whitney Dawson e-mail
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Over the past quarter century, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) has become a global theatrical force, known for vibrant productions that reflect Shakespeare’s genius for intricate storytelling, musicality of language and depth of feeling for the human condition. As a leading international theater company, CST is dedicated to presenting extraordinary productions, unlocking Shakespeare’s work for the next generation and serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through the World’s Stage Series. The Theater’s longstanding tradition of excellence has been recognized with a number of accolades, including the 2008 Regional Theatre Tony Award and honor of the only North American Theater featured in the Globe to Globe Festival as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.