Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its eighth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors of all ages.
The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program eight years ago, more than 155,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.
Staged and adapted by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell, the story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.
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Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
600 E. Grand Ave.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
At Jackson and Central
100 N. Central Park Ave.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
2411 W. 55th St.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
1330 W. Chicago Ave.
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
At Farwell Ave. Entrance
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
500 S. Central Ave.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
501 E. 90th Pl.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
1119 W. Cullerton St.
RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
360 N. Broadway St.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Frank J. Wilson Park
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Near The Boathouse
1301 N. Sacramento Ave.
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
1817 W. 96th St.
Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
9801 S. Ave. G
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
6500 S. Racine Ave.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
4247 W. 31st St.
Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Ping Tom Memorial Park
Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
1700 S. Wentworth Ave.