CST Insider - June 2013

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Returns

Building on the success of last summer’s inaugural Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, the expanded 2013 program will bring William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, FREE FOR ALL, to neighborhood parks across Chicago, July 26–August 25. A specially equipped truck will roll into each park, a stage will unfold, and a company of professional actors will share the delight of Shakespeare with families and neighbors of all ages. Audiences will experience the wildly entertaining tale of a man and his servant landing in a foreign land, searching for their long-lost twin brothers. Everywhere they go, strangers insist that they’re old friends. Mistaken identities abound, but in the end, chaos gives way to clarity in this comedy filled with mayhem and madness. This popular Shakespeare comedy is adapted and staged by veteran Chicago Shakespeare director David H. Bell. Touring to neighborhoods across the City, the free Shakespeare performances activate neighborhood parks, attracting families, breaking down barriers to arts participation and encouraging young family members to participate in Chicago’s Summer of Learning program. View full schedule.

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Up and Coming

Othello: The Remix
Extended by Popular Demand Through
July 27, 2013

Inner Voices
June 25–29, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare
in the Parks
The Comedy of Errors
July 26-August 25, 2013

Shrek The Musical
July 13–September 1, 2013

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