For Midsommer Flight's annual summer production of Shakespeare in Chicago parks, the company will celebrate its 10th anniversary by revisiting the play that in 2012 began the company's 10-year run as an arts partner with Chicago Park District parks, presenting free outdoor summertime performances of Shakespeare's plays.
One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, concerns young lovers who must fight stubborn and controlling fathers as well as the magic of mischievous fairies on their way to marriage to their true loves. A band of amateur actors have their own problems and add to the general confusion. Magic, marriages and music mix to form an enchanting comedy for the ages.
Midsommer Flight's productions are performed in natural sunlight and without amplified sound, much as they were done in Shakespeare's day.
The performance schedule and venues are:
July 15-17 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West;
July 22-24 at Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.;
July 29-31 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West;
Aug. 5-7 at Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.;
Aug. 12-14 at Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave.; and
Aug. 19-21 at Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina Ave.
All performances are free, and will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m.
Seating is first-come, first-served, and audience members can bring their own blankets or chairs. Show information is at www.midsommerflight.com .