O summer, summer. Wherefore art thou summer? Well, we’ll tell you where it is. Summer is at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. With Shakespeare’s theatrical innovation at its foundation, the lineup for July and August is sure to provide unforgettable performances worthy of seeing again and again.
Whether you travel here from your house with a mouse, by boat across a moat, or on a train through the rain, Seussical is certainly one musical not to be missed. In this 75-minute performance, with showings from July 5-August 17, audience members will be taken on a whimsical journey filled with characters from some of Dr. Seuss’ most classic stories. Fun for all ages, after each Seussical performance audience members will be invited to meet cast members for photos and autographs. After further thought though, you should probably leave the mouse at your house.
Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Touring 18 neighborhood parks throughout Chicago, this year’s selection for Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Based on an adaptation by Director David H. Bell, the Shakespearean comedy is free and running from July 18-August 17. Local backdrops will transport the whole family to a mystical wood where dreams know no end. See A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Navy Pier’s Gateway Park first on July 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. before it leaves to tour other city parks.
Globe Theatre on Tour: Hamlet
Associated with William Shakespeare himself, Globe Theatre is currently touring the world with their rendition of a Shakespeare classic, Hamlet. From July 28-30, Chicagoans can experience this tragedy full of madness, deceit and murder on a stripped-down stage of just twelve actors. As one of only two U.S. stops on the Globe Theatre tour, the experience is bound to be both rare and unique.
For more information and to purchase tickets, check out Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s website.