Pre-production image of Ian Merrill Peakes and Chaon Cross for Macbeth at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Covering the Scottish Play for Chicago Shakes

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Chris returns this spring to Chicago Shakespeare Theater as an understudy in Macbeth, directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller fame).

In the production, staged in CST’s groundbreaking new space, The Yard, Chris covers a king (Duncan) and a father to a line of kings (Banquo).

Chris last appeared at CST as an understudy in both parts of the epic history cycle Tug of War, when he covered a few more kings (Henry V, Richard III, and Edward III). The new production reunites him with Susan Felder—and her verse-speaking genius—after she directed him in the title role of the same play for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

Macbeth runs April 25–June 24. Visit the production page for more info.

Image credit: Ian Merrill Peakes is Macbeth and Chaon Cross is Lady Macbeth in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Macbeth, in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, April 25–June 24, 2018. Photo by Jeff Sciortino.