Tug of War: Civil Strife at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Tug of War: Civil Strife
Civil Strife is the stunning conclusion of the ultimate game of thrones, Tug of War—Chicago Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' singular distillation of six Shakespeare masterworks into two action-packed dramas. Power plays, ego, lust, humor and, yes, even love: no writer surpassed Shakespeare in portraying the forces that drive leaders to war—or the wisdom and valor of the common soldier. Twenty-two actors including a four-member band, form the company that will satisfy your craving for a multi-episode immersion into some of the most brilliant stories of the cyclical human condition. Picking up where Tug of War: Foreign Fire left off, focus shifts to the home front in Civil Strife, as family divisions launch a country at war with itself in Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III—and nobility and commoners alike pay the price.