Daily Rehearsal: (Chicago) Shakespeare in the Park

June 19, 2012

- Writer's Theatre has extended A Little Night Music again, but it needs to close August 12 so don't go thinking this will happen again. 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is taking their work outdoors; they're calling their upcoming summer of free Shakespeare productions Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, without any apparent fear of litigation from the New York original. "From July 29 to August 19, a specially equipped truck will roll into each park, a stage will unfold, and a company of professional actors will perform a 75-minute production of The Taming of the Shrew." The program is free and being funded with grants from Boeing, BMO Harris, Sara Lee and the Chicago Shakespeare Trust. They'll start with the South Shore Cultural Center on July 29.

- Want to know more about the story behind Lookingglass' Eastland? Read this.

- Cameron Esposito will be performing at Zanie's for the month of July as house MC. 

Questions? Tips? Email kdries@wbez.org.