Shakespeare Hour Live

Shakespeare Hour Live

Select Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Join STC and like-minded fans of the Bard for Shakespeare Hour Live, an ongoing tour through every corner of the Shakespeare universe. Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Resident Dramaturg Dr. Drew Lichtenberg gather online with special guests to discuss a new topic and allow audiences the opportunity to ask questions live.

These live conversations take place online and require you to have access to the Internet.

To ensure your access to Shakespeare Hour Live simply complete your reservation online or through the box office. You will receive an email 24 hours in advance, as well as a reminder email one hour before the show, which will include a streaming link granting you access to that evening’s show. It’s that simple!

Missed a previous episode, or want to re-watch a favorite? Visit STC’s YouTube page to watch recordings of all previous episodes for FREE!

All Special Guests are subject to change.

Upcoming Episodes:

Oct 5—The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

Tony Award winner and MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient Mary Zimmerman, the creative leader behind some of STC’s most imaginative productions (Candide, Pericles), brings the writings of Leonardo da Vinci to life in this stunning revival of one of her earliest creations. Comprised solely of text from the surviving notebooks of the 15th-century Renaissance man himself, Notebooks is “a true revelation” (Chicago Tribune) that celebrates the interplay of science, art, and the human spirit in a glorious kaleidoscope of beauty and remarkable insight.

Oct 12—The Till Trilogy

The Till Trilogy is a series of plays that reflect on the life, death, and legacy of Emmett Till, performing Oct 4–Nov 20 at Mosaic Theater Company. Host Drew Lichtenberg welcomes noted playwright Ifa Bayeza, acclaimed director Talvin Wilks, and decorated dramaturg and theatre and performance studies scholar Faedra Chatard Carpenter to discuss this rare theatrical event honoring the ongoing fight for racial justice in America. Presented in collaboration with Mosaic Theater Company.

Cost: Free for STC donors and subscribers; $10 for the public

Shakespeare Hour Live is made possible by the visionary support of Beech Street Foundation

For information about Shakespeare Hour Live sponsorships, please contact the Development Office at