A performance at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater this month will spotlight the role disabilities played in some of William Shakespeare’s plays. Immediately following the performance is a reception in the theater’s lobby hosted by the Progress Center for Independent Living, which is headquartered in Forest Park.

“Our objective with the event … is it’s a great way to use theater and raise awareness about disabilities,” George Terzakis, a Progress Center employee, said.

The performances will feature actors that are both disabled and non-disabled to highlight historical perspectives on disability. Tickets for the Jan. 31 show, Not Shaped for Sportive Tricks: Disability and Shakespeare, are $10 and can be purchased through the Progress Center, 209-1500.

The theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln in Chicago. Show begins at 7:30 p.m.