Chicago Shakespeare Theater + Chicago Park District + Boeing
Chicago Shakespeare
in the Parks: Twelfth Night

Chicago’s 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.

Navy Pier
(New location: East End of the Pier
near Grand Ballroom)
Thursday, July 14, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.​ ​

600 E. Grand Ave.

Steelworkers Park
Sunday, July 17, 4:00 p.m.
E. 87th St. at Lake Michigan

Ridge Park
Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.

1817 W. 96th St.

Tuley Park
Thursday, July 21, 6:30 p.m.
501 E. 90th Pl.

Loyola Park
Friday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.  ASL duo-interpreted
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

Garfield Park Conservatory
Sunday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.
300 N. Central Park Ave.

Gage Park
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. ASL duo-interpreted
2411 W. 55th St.

Kelvyn Park
Thursday, July 28, 6:30 p.m.
4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Washington Park
Friday, July 29, 6:30 p.m. ASL duo-interpreted
5531 W. Russell Dr.

Frank J. Wilson Park
Saturday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 31, 4:00 p.m.
4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Marquette Park
Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 p.m.
6743 S. Kedzie Ave.

Piotrowski Park
Thursday, August 4, 6:30 p.m.
4247 W. 31st St.

Dvorak Park
Friday, August 5, 6:30 p.m.
1119 W. Cullerton Ave.

Welles Park
Saturday, August 6, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 7, 4:00 p.m. ASL duo-interpreted
2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Columbus Park
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 p.m.
500 S. Central Ave.

Hamilton Park
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.
513 W. 72nd St.

Humboldt Park
Thursday, August 11, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. ASL duo-interpreted
1301 N. Sacramento Ave.

Eckhart Park
Saturday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.Audio-described
1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Ping Tom Memorial Park
Sunday, August 14, 4:00 p.m. 
ASL duo-interpretedAudio-described
1700 S. Wentworth Ave

ASL duo-interpreted ASL Duo-interpreted Performances
Audio-described Audio-described Performances

Map of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016