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The Comedy of Errors
Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks August 3

ShowThe Comedy of Errors
DateSaturday, Aug 3 2019
TimeGates: 5:30 p.m.
Show: 6:30 p.m.
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by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by David H. Bell

For the first time ever, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is making a stop at the gorgeous RiverEdge Park along the Fox River. The world-renowned theater company will be presenting Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece, The Comedy of Errors. Join us for this FREE event (thanks to the generous support of Dunham Fund), and bring the whole family for an unforgettable night of theater — perfect for all ages. Bring a chair or blanket and sit on the lawn, or settle into one of our newly-installed seats and get ready for a riotous comedy in a setting that old William Shakespeare himself would have loved.

The story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience. Shakespeare’s popular comedy is adapted and directed by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer, David H. Bell

ABOUT CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS

For the eighth year, Chicago Shakespeare, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing and BMO Harris Bank partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, on tour to neighborhood parks across the Chicago area, FREE FOR ALL. From Ogden Park and Columbus Park to Loyola Park and Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks activates communities across the north, west and south sides of the city. On each stop of the tour, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds and a company of professional actors shares the delight of Shakespeare’s riotous The Comedy of Errors with families and neighbors. 

LOCATION

RiverEdge Park is located at 360 N Broadway, Aurora IL 60506.

Parking

The Aurora Transportation Center Lot will be open for parking. 

Park POLICIES

Grills and alcohol are NOT allowed in any part of RiverEdge Park. Also, pets (except for service dogs), in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards, pocketknives/weapons of any kind are not allowed, and Conceal and Carry is not permitted in the park. RiverEdge is a smoke-free facility, which includes no vaping. READ ALL POLICIES

Food & Drink

Coolers, food, water and soft drinks are welcome, but NO ALCOHOL is allowed in the park. Food and drink vendors will be open during the concerts. RiverEdge Park bars will also be open. Please bring a valid form of ID for alcohol purchase.

FOOD VENDORS

Food vendors at this event are as follows: Genoa Italian Concessions, Aurora Noon Lions, Beans, Greens, Proteins and Señor Taco.

Section Closed

The south end of RiverEdge Park is fenced off and closed due to construction. This means you cannot walk down the bike path from New York Street to RiverEdge Park. It also means that no one can sit in the south third of the park. Please leave yourself plenty of extra time to find a location to sit. Large crowds are expected.

Seats

This year, 4,000 permanent seats have been installed in the park. This means that the cement area from the front of the stage just past the sound tower is taken up by seats. There is no room for bag chairs in this area. These seats are open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consider leaving your bag chairs at home and using the seats instead.