An imagined meeting between Shakespeare and the Jesuit martyr Edmund Campion.

Break a Leg

A short satire of the casting process. Chris plays acid-tongued Producer #1.

Much Ado About Nothing

Chris played the sharp-tongued Beatrice in an “original practices” production for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Christopher Prentice as Ned in Elizabeth Rex at Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Elizabeth Rex

Chris starred as Ned, Shakespeare’s master interpreter of women, and a Beatrice for the ages, at Illinois Shakes.

Measure for Measure

Chris played the young Claudio, sentenced to death for getting his fiancé with child, in Martha Henry’s production for the Stratford Festival.

Henry V

Part of the Boar’s Head crew of Falstaff’s followers, Chris played a saturnine (and personally heartbroken) Nim

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Chris played the hopelessly inept (yet somehow endearing) suitor Abraham Slender in Frank Galati’s production

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A dramatic interpretation of fleeting moments within a photographer’s shooting studio, told through poetic narration and dance, revealing one man’s source of passion, inspiration, and hope.

The poster for Jon Marans's "Old Wicked Songs" featuring Vincent L. Lonergan and Shawn Pfautsch.

Old Wicked Songs

The production’s leading men, Vincent L. Lonergan and Shawn Pfautsch, were nominated for Jeff Awards.

Christopher Prentice as Robin Hood and Meredith Siemsen as Maid Marian in Robin Hood for Oak Park Festival Theatre

Robin Hood

Chris played the swashbuckling title outlaw in Scott Lynch-Giddings’s adaptation for Oak Park Festival Theatre.