July 18 – August 18, 2019

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

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Tour


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, the 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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2019 Year of Chicago Theatre Night out in the Parks









Gallery: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks: The Comedy of Errors


Video: Actor and Partner


Gallery: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2019


The Players

David H. Bell   Adaptor / Director
Tom Burch   Scenic Designer
Ana Kuzmanic   Costume Designer
Scotty Iseri   Sound Designer
Richard Jarvie   Wig & Make-up Designer
Ross Lehman   Verse Coach
Eli Newell   Assistant Director
Bob Mason   Casting
Kelly Montgomery   Stage Manager
Caitlin Body   Assistant Stage Manager



Will Allan   Dromio of Syracuse
Amira Danan   Adriana
Wesley Truman Daniel   Second Merchant / Romeo / Waiter
Samuel Douglas   Antipholus of Syracuse
Nathaniel Elfant   Waiter / Messenger / Jailer
Max Fabian   Angelo
Sam Krey   First Merchant / Officer / Waiter
Russell Mernagh   Antipholus of Ephesus
Meghan Murphy   Courtesan / Emilia
Andrea San Miguel   Luciana
Drew Shirley   Troupe Manager / Egeon / Luce / Dr. Pinch
Alec Silver   Dromio of Ephesus
Laurence Stepney   Duke of Ephesus / Balthazar



       All across Chicago.
       All summer long.

       Bring your blanket
       or lawn chair.

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       performance delays or
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  Run Time: 75 minutes
      (no intermission)

 Access Performances

   Green Shows



Navy Pier | Polk Bros Park Performance Lawn
Thu, July 18 at 7:00 pm
Fri, July 19 at 7:00 pm
Sat, July 20 at 7:00 pm

Garfield Park
Tue, July 23 at 6:30 pm

Gage Park
Wed, July 24 at 6:30 pm

Kelvyn Park
Thu, July 25 at 6:30 pm

Eckhart Park
Fri, July 26 at 6:30 pm

Loyola Park
Sat, July 27 at 6:30 pm
Sun, July 28 at 6:30 pm

Columbus Park
Tue, July 30 at 6:30 pm

Tuley Park
Wed, July 31 at 6:30 pm

Dvorak Park
Thu, August 1 at 6:30 pm

Aurora, IL | RiverEdge Park
Sat, August 3 at 6:30 pm

Ellis Park
Sun, August 4 at 6:30 pm

Frank J. Wilson Park
Tue, August 6 at 6:30 pm
Wed, August 7 at 6:30 pm

Humboldt Park
Thu, August 8 at 6:30 pm

Fri, August 9 at 6:30 pm

Ridge Park
Sat, August 10 at 6:30 pm

Calumet Park
Sun, August 11 at 6:30 pm

Ogden Park
Wed, August 14 at 6:30 pm

Piotrowski Park
Thu, August 15 at 6:30 pm

Welles Park
Fri, August 16 at 6:30 pm
Sat, August 17 at 6:30 pm

Ping Tom Memorial Park
Sun, August 18 at 6:30 pm

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