Join me this weekend for a tale of love and deception when Chicago’s Shakespeare in the Park troupe presents “Twelfth Night.”
This free 75-minute abridged production of the beloved play will start at 6:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, in Loyola Park at Farwell Avenue.
The weather forecast is calling for scorching temperatures, so please be sure to take some cool refreshments with you. And we’ll hope for a cooling lake breeze.
Twelfth Night tells the tale of a young girl named Viola, separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck and left all alone in a strange land. Resilient, Viola adopts a male disguise and enters into the service of Duke Orsino—only to find herself right in the middle of a triangle of unrequited love.
Shakespeare in the Park is performing this summer at 19 parks citywide. This is the fourth year the Shakespeare in the Parks crew is visiting Loyola Park.
Last year more than 4,000 people enjoyed the two performances, so be sure to arrive early to get the best spot for viewing. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and some water or other cool refreshments.
Special thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his support of the Night Out In the Parks Initiative and for his support of the performing arts.