Get ready for for FREE “Shakespeare in the Park” in Chicago as CST’s summer in the parks series will present free performances of Twelfth Night (July 15–Aug. 14), adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly, for free in parks across Chicago. Chicago’s free summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks returns with a free 75-minute abridged production of Twelfth Night, coming to neighborhood parks across the city.
At each tour location, a specially equipped truck rolls into each park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares the delight of Shakespeare with families and neighbors of all ages. This year’s production tells the tale of a young girl named Viola, who is separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck. Resilient, she adopts a male disguise and enters into the service of Duke Orsino—only to find herself in the middle of a triangle of unrequited love. Since the inception of the program five years ago, more than 80,000 Chicagoans have experienced free Shakespeare in their communities
CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
FREE FOR ALL
Touring to neighborhood parks across the city
by William Shakespeare
directed and adapted by Kirsten Kelly