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Set against the backdrop of the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush, The Two Gentlemen of Verona features prospectors, saloon gals, and outlaws in a search for love and fortune. This family-friendly, 90-minute version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a great introduction to Shakespeare as well as a new take on a classic comedy. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or chairs to this outdoor production.

Performance Dates and Locations

June 21, 22: Chase Park (4701 N. Ashland)

July 6: Nichols Park (1355 E. 53rd)

July 12, 13: Ravenswood Manor Park (4626 N. Manor)

July 19, 20: Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina)

July 26, 27: Skinner Park (1331 W. Adams)

August 2: Jackson Park (6401 S. Stony Island)

August 3: Edgebrook Park (6525 N. Hiawatha) Note: Special Matinee – 12 Noon

August 3: Sauganash Park (5861 N. Kostner)

Except as noted, all shows start at 5:00 p.m. and are FREE.

Donations are appreciated.

CAST

Barb Anderson – Antonia/Eglamour

Zach Blackwell – Host/Outlaw

Jerico Bleu – Thurio

Carly Jo Geer – Lucetta/Outlaw/Dancer

Julie Johnson – Panthino/Outlaw/Dancer

Ed Kuffert – Duke

Sherry Legare – Speed

Stephen McClure – Valentine

Serena Pomerantz – Sylvia

Stephanie Rohr – Julia

Shaina Summerville – Launce

Raker Wilson – Proteus

Tinkerbelle – Crab the Dog

STAFF

Author: William Shakespeare

Adapted by: Don Johnson

Director: Don Johnson

Music: Zach Blackwell

Costume Design: Cherish Varley

Scenic Painter/Graphic Design: Lauren Angel-Nichols

Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Chelsea Taylor

Photography: David Braverman

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Spectralia Theatre is pleased to announce its 2014 Bard in the Parks production.  Join us this summer for The Two Gentlemen of Verona running June 21st through August 3rd.

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This family-friendly, 90-minute version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a great introduction to Shakespeare as well as a new take on a classic comedy.  Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or chairs to this outdoor production.

Performance Dates and Locations

June 21, 22: Chase Park (4701 N. Ashland)

July 6: Nichols Park (1355 E. 53rd)

July 12, 13: Ravenswood Manor Park (4626 N. Manor)

July 19, 20: Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina)

July 26, 27: Skinner Park (1331 W. Adams)

August 2: Jackson Park (6401 S. Stony Island)

August 3: TBA

All shows start at 5:00 p.m. and run approximately 90 minutes. Performances are FREE. Donations are appreciated.

Bring a picnic and a blanket and we’ll see you there!

 

 

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Photo by David Braverman

Photo by David Braverman

Before Fred and Barney or Gilligan and Skipper, there was Antipholous and Dromio – the original slapstick-comedy duo.  Double the fun with two sets of twins and you have The Comedy of Errors. Mistaken identities, wrongful arrests and mishandled servants abound in Comedy, the Bard’s earliest known play. This family-friendly, 90-minute version of The Comedy of Errors is a great introduction to Shakespeare as well as a new take on a classic comedy.  Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or chairs to this outdoor production.

Performance Dates and Locations

June 29, 30: Ravenswood Manor Park (4626 N. Manor)

July 6: Hermosa Park (2240 N. Kilbourn)

July 7: Nichols Park (1355 E. 53rd St.)

July 13, 14: Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina)

July 20: Broncho Billy Playlot (4437 N. Magnolia)

July 21: Peterson Park (5801 N. Pulaski)

July 27, 28: Skinner Park (1331 W. Adams)

August 3, 4: Chase Park (4701 N. Ashland)

All shows start at 5:00 p.m. and are FREE.

Donations are appreciated.

CAST

Mary-Kate Arnold – Merchant/Courtezan

Peter Ash – Antipholous of Ephesus

Ted Drury – Antipholous of Syracuse

Kelly Gene – Luciana

Jessica Goforth – Duke Solinus

Sammi Grant – Luce

Don Johnson – Pinch/Officer

Julie Johnson – Adriana

Jim Moore – Aegeon

Jon Rooney – Angelo/Officer

Annette Olszewski – Aemilia/Officer

Serena Pomerantz – Dromio of Syracuse

Julia Rigby – Dromio of Ephesus

Steven Yandell – Balthazar/Merchant/Officer

STAFF

Author: William Shakespeare

Adapted by: Don Johnson

Director: Renae Stone

Violence Designer: Dave Gonzalez

Costume Design: Liz Hoffman

Scenic Painter/Graphic Design: Lauren Angel-Nichols

Text Coach: Sammi Grant

Properties: Julie Johnson

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Spectralia Theatre announces auditions/staffing for its 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.  This outdoor production will tour Chicago Park District Parks. For more information, or to request an appointment, visit our artists page.

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Summer’s just around the corner and we’re thrilled to once again open at one of Chicago’s hidden neighborhood gems – Ravenswood Manor Park.  Check out the link below for more information.  See you in the park!

Ravenswood Manor Park Leaks Summer Concerts Same Day as Lollapalooza – DNAinfo.com Chicago.

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Spectralia Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2013 Bard in the Parks production – William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” Dates and locations to be announced soon!Image

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Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see “As You Like It.”

Check back for updates on adult acting classes and next year’s Bard in the Parks Tour!

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Photo by David Braverman

As You Like It Performance Dates and Locations

June 30, July 1: Ravenswood Manor Park (4626 N. Manor)

July 7: Wrightwood Park  (2534 N. Greenview)

July 8: Nichols Park (1355 E. 53rd St)

July 14, 15: Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina)

July 21, 22: Skinner Park (1331 W. Adams)

July29:Peterson Park (5801 N. Pulaski)

August 4, 5: Chase Park (4701 N. Ashland)

All shows start at 5:00 p.m. and run approximately 90 minutes.  Performances are free but donations are appreciated. 

Bring a picnic and a blanket and we’ll see you there!

CAST

Patrick Bromley – Charles/Corin

LaToya Codner – Rosalind

Delicia Dunham – Duke Senior

Chelsea Hano – Le Beau/Willa/Martext/Hymen

Sara Kleinman – Phoebe

Jim Moore – Silvius

Cassandra Quinn – Celia

Nathan Randall – Orlando

Julia Rigby – Jaques

Anna Robinson – Touchstone

Jon Rooney – Oliver

Renae Stone – Eva

Jack Swokowski – Duke Frederick/Aubrey

Casey Wortmann – Amiens 

STAFF

Author: William Shakespeare

Directed and Adapted by: Don Johnson

Original Music: Peter Waldman

Choreography: Julie Johnson

Scenic Design: Chad Bianchi

Costume Design: Emma Weber

Properties: Katherine Beasley and Julie Johnson

Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Kaitlin Taylor

Production Assistants: Stephanie Ma and Bailey Rose Murphy

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