July 18 – August 18, 2019

Touring to neighborhood parks across the city
by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by David H. Bell

Green Shows

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Green Shows

Every Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks performance begins with a Green Show featuring local artists, reflective of their neighborhood’s dynamic spirit. The custom is inspired by the Green Shows of Shakespeare’s day, which were the equivalent of an opening act at a concert. They were called "green shows" because, just like at Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, they took place "on the green" outside the theater before the main play started.

Since the program's inception eight years ago, more than 700 local Green Show artists have been featured on the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks stage. Each year, new and returning partners join the lineup. This year, we are especially proud to feature these local artists, to help achieve The Year of Chicago Theatre’s goal of activating the arts in all 77 of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Garfield Park
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Najwa Dance Corps

Gage Park
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Toni Mono Flow

Kelvyn Park
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Ruis Belvis Collective, The Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Eckhart Park
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Eckhart Park Tumbling Team

Loyola Park
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Theatre Above the Law
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Glenwood Dance Studio

Columbus Park
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Columbus Park Drum Crew 

Tuley Park
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Noelle Klyce

Dvorak Park
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Ballet Folklorico Xochitl

RiverEdge Park - Aurora, IL
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Paramount School of the Arts

Ellis Park
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | M.A.D.D. Rhythms

Frank J. Wilson Park
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Infinity Arts Academy
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Music House School of Performing Arts

Humboldt Park
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. |
Cuentos from the Latino Living Room, Variety Storytelling from La Sala
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Miz Marqi, Arabesque Dance Chicago

Ridge Park
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. |
Hannah Crouse, Chicago High School for the Arts

Calumet Park
Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. |
Hannah Crouse, Chicago High School for the Arts

Ogden Park
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Hyde Park School of Dance 

Piotrowski Park
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | The Chicago Mariachi Project

Welles Park
Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Musicality

Ping Tom Memorial Park
Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. | Yin He Dance


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       All across Chicago.
       All summer long.

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       or lawn chair.

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  Run Time: 75 minutes
      (no intermission)

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