Shakespeare's Greatest Hits at Eckhart Park

Chuck Osgood photo for Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks returns to Eckhart Park this summer with "Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits," a durable adaptation of Shakespearean scenes by Chicago Shakespeare Theater founder Barbara Gaines.

The troupe presents its 70-minute mashup at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 at the park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave. It's one of the final stops in a summer tour of 17 parks that starts July 21.

Part of Chicago Shakespeare Theater's touring repertoire for 25 years, "Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits" combines popular music with scenes from "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," "The Taming of the Shrew," "As You Like It" and other plays.

The production is staged by Jeff Award-winning director Dominic Missimi, and presented by the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, Boeing and production sponsor BMO Harris.

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