Shakespeare's Greatest Hits to Tour Chicago Parks This Summer

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Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks has announced it will present Shakespeare's Greatest Hits this summer, an original touring production that will visit 17 Chicago park districts throughout the city. The event will bring the Bard's most memorable characters and scenes to life in a medley that blends contemporary music with the classic tales.

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits is directed and adapted by Dominic Missimi. The production will be a mash-up of Shakespeare's characters and stories, from Romeo and Juliet to The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It.

Now in its fourth year, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks has added a brand-new location: Steelworkers Park, a former industrial site transformed into a public green space.

"Bringing Shakespeare to neighborhood parks highlights arts and culture in communities across the city," said Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Mike Kelly on the theatre company's website.

For more information, including a map and schedule of the tour, visit ChicagoShakes.

Read Playbill.com's story on Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 season.

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