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Chicago Shakespeare
in the Parks

Romeo and Juliet

July 26

August 27, 2017

FREE FOR ALL
Touring to neighborhood parks across the city
by William Shakespeare
directed and adapted by Marti Lyons

 

The Play

Join us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its sixth year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out for another summer. This free 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet is coming to neighborhood parks across the north, west and south sides of the city. At each tour location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s story of star-crossed lovers with families and neighbors of all ages.

The feud between the Capulets and Montagues divides a city. From these two proud families, Romeo and Juliet fall in love. Can these star-crossed lovers bring peace to Verona?

The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program six years ago, more than 100,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

 

Lead Sponsors

 

Additional Support Provided By

Allstate Insurance
Company

The Paul M. Angell
Family Foundation

 

 

 

 

WATCH & LISTEN

Video: Shakespeare Is...

Video: Working Side by Side with Neighborhood Teens

Gallery: The Impact of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

 

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Where and When

This free 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet is coming to neighborhood parks across the north, west and south sides of the city.
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Access Shakespeare

Chicago Shakespeare strives to make its performances accessible to all patrons. Our staff is ready to help in any way possible.
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The Players

Creative Team

Marti Lyons Director

Courtney O'Neil Scenic Designer

Mieka Van Der Ploeg Costume Designer

Greg Hofmann Lighting Designer

Mikhail Fiksel Sound Designer

Richard Jarvie Wig & Make-Up Designer

Matt Hawkins Fight Choreographer

Kathryn Walsh Verse Coach

Hannah Todd Assistant Director

Edgar Miguel Sanchez Fight Captain

Cast

Brian Grey Mercutio/Friar John

Ryan Kitley Lord Capulet

Emma Ladji Juliet

Lily Mojekwu Lady Capulet

Shae Palic Benvolio

Sam Pearson Tybalt

Michael Perez Friar Laurence/Ensemble

Gail Rastofer Nurse

Andrew L. Saenz Paris

Edgar Miguel Sanchez Balthazar

Nate Santana Romeo

Peter Sipla Peter

Lisa Tejero Prince/Apothecary

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