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Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks - Free for All at Ridge Park

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 1817 W 96th St Chicago IL 60643  See map

Chicago—July 18, 2012— A brand new, FREE theater event is coming to Beverly this summer. On Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m., Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks will present The Taming of the Shrew at Ridge Park (1817 W. 96th Street). For the first time in the history of Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), Chicago Park District and The Boeing Company partner to launch Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, providing a live, free for all, professional theater performance in neighborhood parks across Chicago.

Beginning July 29 and continuing through Aug. 19, Chicagoans of all ages will enjoy a free performance of The Taming of the Shrew through each of the Park District regions. Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy about the battle between the sexes will feature professional actors in beautiful costumes on a traveling stage, underscored with original rock-inspired music, in this 75-minute, daylight production. 

In addition to Ridge Park, other South Region parks include: South Shore Cultural Center and Tuley Park. Central Region parks include: Dvorak Park, Douglas Park, Austin Town Hall, Garfield Park Conservatory, Humboldt Park, and Gateway Park at Navy Pier. North Region parks include Frank J.Wilson Park and Welles Park. A complete park schedule can be found at www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.

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