Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 2012–13 season announced
Gary Griffin will helm "a major new production" of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George to open Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 2012–13 season, the theater has announced. Griffin's production (September 26–November 4) will be followed David Ives's Molière riff The School for Lies, directed by Barbara Gaines (December 4–January 20).
The season's Shakespeare offerings will be Julius Caesar, directed by Jonathan Munby (February 5–March 24), and Henry VIII, with direction by Gaines (April 30–June 16).
New programming in CST's invaluable World's Stage series begins this summer with A History of Everything, by Belgium's Ontroerend Goed theater collective (May 25–June 3). Chicago Shakes will welcome the National Theatre of Scotland back for a return engagement of at the Broadway Armory (October 10–21) along with a new piece, David Greig's supernatural verse play The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (September 26–October 14).
CST also said it's commissioned a new piece to be created by Australia's one step at a time like this (). The new pedestrian-based piece, set in the streets of Chicago, is said to be inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure; it's likely to debut in 2013.