Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

The Taming of the Shrew

July 29

August 17, 2012

in neighborhoods across Chicago

by William Shakespeare
Adapted and staged by Rachel Rockwell

Behind the Scenes of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Michelle T. Boone, Department of Cultural Affairsand Special Events Commissioner "Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is a wonderful example of how arts initiatives can succeed in bringing communities together, enhancing quality of life through public and private partnership throughout the city and into our neighborhoods. Accessibility to the arts is something we heard from residents throughout the city at our many public meetings for the new 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan. This new program is an important step in strengthening Chicago's future as a leader in the world for arts and culture."

Lianne Stein, Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship
for The Boeing Company

"As a company dedicated to innovation and new ideas, Boeing is pleased to serve as presenting partner for Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. We applaud the program's aim to activate and engage communities through quality artistic programming, free of charge, which will inspire residents with the works of the world's leading playwright."

Michael P. Kelly, Chicago Park District
General Superintendent & CEO

"We are so pleased to welcome Chicago Shakespeare Theater to our parks. This partnership creates a unique opportunity to enhance cultural offerings at parks across the city and hopefully begin a tradition of bringing free theatrical performances to families citywide."

Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater
"As Chicago's 'home for Shakespeare' for the past quarter century, CST has delighted in introducing millions of audience members to his timeless plays. We are honored by this opportunity to make Shakespeare FREE FOR ALL Chicagoans and to share his insight and humor in a high-energy professional production, under the summer skies. Prepare to fall in love with Shakespeare—for the first time, or all over again!"

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