A reception for the Noyes Cultural Arts Center’s “Shakespeare By Design” exhibition will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 in the Center’s Second Floor Gallery, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. The exhibition will run until May 9, 2016.
The exhibition is inspired by the regionwide Shakespeare 400 Project, which celebrates the 400 years since Shakespeare’s passing. The exhibition showcases set, costume, graphic, and lighting design by local theatres, ranging from Chicago Shakespeare Theatre to ETHS’s stagecraft class.
During the opening reception, scenes will be performed by Upstart Crows, ETHS’s Shakespearean after-school club, and The Viola Project, a local non-profit which empowers girls through Shakespeare. Refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods Market. Admission is free and open to the public. Those who have access to Shakespearean garb are encouraged to wear it to the reception.
Participating theatres and designers include:
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Andrew Meyers, Muse of Fire Theatre Company, The ARC Theatre, Optimist Theatre, Northwestern University, Evanston Township High School, and Mudlark Theater Company.
Noyes Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit cityofevanston.org/noyesgallery or call/text 847-448-4311.
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