Romeo & Juliet
Free Shakespeare in the park ~ June 16-July 1, 2018
UPDATE: June 17: For the safety and comfort of our patrons and artists, today's performance of Romeo & Juliet has been cancelled due to extreme heat. Please join us on June 23, 24, 30 or July 1!
Romeo & Juliet
Saturdays @ 5 pm & Sunday @ 2 pm, June 16-July 1
“These violent delights have violent ends”
The Shakespeare All-Stars are bringing Shakespeare to the Park as eight actors present Romeo & Juliet with music, storytelling, and sword fighting in this 75-minute version of Shakespeare's famous love story.
Romeo & Juliet plays at Touhy Park June 16, 17, 30 and July 1, and at Gross Park June 23 & 24 and is free for all!
Director Sam Cheeseman says, "Although they were created hundreds of years ago, the characters in the world of Romeo and Juliet are some of the most realistic characters Shakespeare ever wrote. Perhaps that is why the unfounded hatred between the two households feels so tangible and real. Or perhaps it is because strife between groups of people feels all too familiar today. We will tell this story until it kills us, and then we will tell it again."
LaKecia Harris Juliet
P. Tyler Nielsen Romeo
Joe Sergio Chorus/Friar/Prince
Julian Stroop Mercutio/Abraham/Friar John
Jessie Ellingsen Capulet/Gregory
Arin Mulvaney Nurse/Sampson
Grace Hutchings Benvolio
Spencer Althoff Tybalt/Servant/Apothecary
Director Sam Cheeseman
Assistant Director Bianca Phipps
Stage Manager Jessica Woodburn
Marketing Coordinator Jill Matel
Music Joe Sergio
Fight Choreography Emily Shimskey & Emma Jo Boyden
Design Team Arin Mulvaney & Jessica Woodburn
Graphic Design Dan Osborn
Touhy Park, June 16 & 30 at 5 pm, June 17 & July 1 at 2 pm
7348 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626
Gross Park, June 23 at 5pm & June 24 at 2 pm
2708 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625