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Free 'Romeo And Juliet' Double-Feature Visits Wilson Park This Weekend

By Alex Nitkin | August 11, 2017 5:20am
 More than 100,000 Chicagoans have seen free Shakespeare plays through the program since it launched in 2012, according to organizers.
More than 100,000 Chicagoans have seen free Shakespeare plays through the program since it launched in 2012, according to organizers.
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Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

CHICAGO — Jefferson Park will host back-to-back outdoor performances of "Romeo and Juliet" this weekend as the city's Shakespeare in the Parks series rolls through Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, the cast of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater will unfold a stage from a "specially equipped truck" and bring to life a 1-hour-and-15-minute abridged version of the bard's timeless tragedy, organizers said.

The Sunday performance will have audio descriptions available for the visually impaired.

The full performance schedule is available online. The theater company is scheduled to visit 18 parks all over the city, with its last performance set for Aug. 27.

More than 100,000 Chicagoans have seen free Shakespeare plays through the program, which is organized by the Park District and sponsored by Boeing and BMO Harris Bank, since the series launched in 2012, according to organizers.