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The All-Stars use Shakespeare’s Theatre to inspire, entertain, and educate diverse audiences through live performances  and workshops.   Our professional actors and teaching artists present professional theatrical productions that enliven Shakespeare’s plays for veteran theatre-goers and new audiences alike.  We strive to present Shakespeare in a fresh, accessible way by suiting “the action to the word, the word to the action.”


Romeo & Juliet

Free Shakespeare in the park ~ June 16-July 1, 2018

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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

Production Team

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