Chicago Shakespeare
in the Parks

The Comedy
of Errors

July 26

August 25, 2013

Touring to neighborhoods across the City

by William Shakespeare
directed and adapted by David H. Bell
July 26 – August 25, 2013

What Civic Leaders are Saying

Mayor Rahm Emanuel
“Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings Shakespeare to life at Chicago’s Navy Pier, in our neighborhoods and in our schools. The return of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program will make Chicago’s neighborhood parks come alive with the thrill and magic of live theater. This is a fitting way to honor Shakespeare, and I thank Chicago Shakespeare Theater.”

Lianne Stein, Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship for The Boeing Company
“The arts are essential to building strong communities. This initiative brings innovative arts programming to Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and supports local artists and arts organizations.”

Michael P. Kelly, Chicago Park District General Superintendent & CEO
“Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks furthers the Summer of Learning initiative as it will expose youth in our parks to one of the world’s greatest writers. The program also reinforces our commitment to working with our partners to provide citywide cultural programming in our community parks.”

Steve QuasnySteve Quasny, Managing Director | Community Development
BMO Harris Bank "Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is a wonderful new tradition for our community. BMO Harris Bank is proud to serve as the production sponsor for The Comedy of Errors and invites all of Chicago to grab your picnic blankets and join us in the parks this summer!"

Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater
“We’re privileged to build on the inaugural success of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks and announce the expanded tour for this year’s production of The Comedy of Errors. We thank Mayor Emanuel for his support of the arts throughout our City and we are absolutely thrilled to be touring one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays that I know will tickle audiences of all ages and motivate students to earn a ‘Bard Badge.’”




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