The weather has finally cooled down and now is the time to enjoy the outdoors while you can! Tonight, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks kicks off the weekend with a performance at Welles Park at 6:30 p.m.
The performance this season is The Taming of the Shrew and all performances are FREE! This showing is 75-minutes long and focuses around a comic battle of the sexes. The wildly-spirited Kate (played by Ericka Ratcliff) and the masculine-prided Petruchio (played by Matt Mueller) scream, fight and wiggle their way into each other's hearts in this mind-blowing performance. The Taming of the Shrew is underscored with well-known rock music to keep the viewers connected with the characters throughout the whole performance.
"As Chicago's 'home for Shakespeare' for the past quarter century, CST has delighted in introducing millions of audience members to his timeless plays," says Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. "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."
The Shakespeare in the Parks season is about to come to an end. The following performance schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 10, 6:30 p.m. at Welles Park - 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Saturday, August 11, 4:00 p.m. at Welles Park - 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Sunday, August 12, 3:00 p.m. at the Garfield Park Conservatory - 300 N. Central Park Ave.
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m. at Ridge Park - 1817 W. 96th Street
Friday, August 17, 6:30 p.m. at Frank J Wilson Park - 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Saturday, August 18, 4:00 p.m. at Frank J Wilson Park - 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Sunday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. at Frank J Wilson Park - 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.
**Performances will not be held in the rain.