by William Shakespeare

July 8 – August 27, 2017
Saturdays at 6 PM
Sundays at 2 PM

Performed outdoors at Lincoln Park, Touhy Park, Schreiber Park, and Gross Park

Join us for our sixth summer as an Arts Partner in Chicago Parks as we present Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. Hamlet tells the story of the young Prince of Denmark, whose uncle has murdered his father and married his mother, thus usurping the throne. As Hamlet grapples with avenging his father’s death, the world around him begins to unravel: his relationships with his mother, his girlfriend, and his friends – and possibly his own sanity – which leads to an explosive and tragic conclusion. At its heart, Hamlet is a tale about a young man coming to terms with adulthood and the harsh realities of life. It is funny, sad, thought provoking, and arguably the most important and beloved piece of Western Literature to date.

Midsommer Flight is a proud Arts Partner with the Chicago Park District. Hamlet is presented as part of the City of Chicago’s Night Out in the Parks initiative.

FREE (Donations gratefully accepted)
Performance Schedule:
July 8, 9, and August 26, 27 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, 60614
July 15, 16, 22, 23 at Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina Street, Chicago 60626
July 29, 30, August 5, 6 at Schreiber Park, 1552 W. Schreiber Avenue, Chicago 60626
August 12, 13, 19, 20 at Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago 60625


Cast: Samual Cheeseman (Hamlet), Jared Dennis (Claudius), Stephen Fedo (Polonius), Morayo Orija (Gertrude), Bianca Phipps (Ophelia), Joe Sergio (Laertes), Ian Michael Minh (Horatio), Mark Huddle (Ghost/Player King), Adam Habben (Marcellus/Osric/Lucianus/ Gravedigger 2), Jesse Montoya (Rosencrantz), Adam Rice (Guildenstern), Emily Renee Shimskey (Barnardo/Sailor/Ambassador/ Player Queen/Gravedigger1) and Erick Rivera (Musician/Composer).

Production Staff: Beth Wolf (Director), Robin Waisanen (Stage Manager), Elizabeth Rentfro (Music Director / Vocal Coach), Jeremiah Barr (Scenic Designer), Meredith Ernst (Assistant Director), Chris Smith and Maureen Yasko (Fight Directors). 


In order to keep our tickets free, we need your support. Please consider a donation of any amount to support production costs for Hamlet.