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Theatre Sun Jun 22 2014

Spectralia Theatre Brings Shakespeare to the Park

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There is so much to see and do in the Chicago Park District this summer and now you can add seeing Shakespeare to your list! Spectralia Theatre is bringing family-friendly theatre to your backyard with its adaptation of the comedic classic, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Performances will be popping up all over the city this summer, so if you're looking for a little light-hearted entertainment in a tranquil setting, bring your picnic basket and a blanket for a hilarious and relaxing evening.

Set during the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is about friendship, betrayal and love with a "modern" twist. The 90-minute play, which opened this past weekend, casts a wild bunch of characters from prospectors to outlaws in search of more than just gold.

Every performance is free of charge, with donations accepted, and is featured in parks across the city until August 3. Spectralia Theatre has partnered with Friends of the Parks and the Chicago Park District to make the events possible. Here is a list of where to catch a performance (bringing your own blankets and chairs is encouraged):

July 6, Nichols Park (1355 E. 53rd St) at 5pm
July 12 & 13, Ravenswood Manor Park (4626 N. Manor) at 5pm
July 19 & 20, Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina) at 5pm
July 26 & 27, Skinner Park (1331 W. Adams) at 5pm
August 2, Jackson Park (6401 S. Stony Island) at 5pm
August 3, Edgebrook Park (6525 N. Hiawatha) at noon
August 3, Sauganash Park (5861 N. Kostner) at 5pm

 

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