Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s WorldStage Series returns with groundbreaking theater maker Emma Rice’s exuberant reimagining of Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights.
The production combines live music, dance, puppetry, and a dash of impish irreverence to create an intoxicating revenge tragedy for our time.
Hailed a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times, this wildly imaginative theatrical event from the UK is a co-production with the National Theatre, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Wuthering Heights runs as a special limited engagement in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, January 27–February 19, 2023.
The production marks a return of Emma Rice’s boundary-pushing work to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, previously seen in her celebrated Tristan & Yseult with Kneehigh Theatre in 2014 and the presentation of Wise Children’s musical comedy Romantics Anonymous, streamed live from Bristol Old Vic in 2020. Both productions were part of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s WorldStage Series, which has featured more than 1,300 artists in 96 productions from 22 countries spanning six continents to date. Wuthering Heights marks the return of in-person WorldStage performances after a two-year hiatus of international touring due to the pandemic.