The Chicago Humanities Festival is turning 30 this year and is planning celebrations all year! Over the past three decades the Festival has brought new ideas, exciting speakers, and compelling programs to Chicago.
As part of this years program real-life Chicago judges, attorneys, and prosecutors join a trio of actors to conduct Hamlet’s trial for murder. Guided by evidence from a real criminal case but completely unscripted, each performance/trial unfolds uniquely, as a jury selected from that night’s audience hears the case presented and exercises the power to convict or acquit.
This year’s production will include Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
Fresh off her Jussie Smollett fiasco Foxx will play the part of a judge in the Hamlet trial.
Recurring cast includes Edgar Miguel Sanchez as Hamlet, Lily Mojekwu as Gertrude, and Krystal Ortiz as Ophelia. Featuring Judge Joan Lefkow, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Loukas Kalliantasis and Dena Singer.