By William Shakespeare
Directed by Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf

July 7 – August 13, 2023

Cymbeline shares many familiar tropes with other Shakespeare works and fairy tales: there’s true love, adventure, disguised identities, adulterous schemes, an evil stepmother queen, and even a potion whose effects mimic death. There are also timely questions of equity, gender roles, power, and deceit. Despite being one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays, it is nonetheless an epic story and we cannot wait to share it with audiences. See you in the parks this summer!

Chicago Women’s Park and Garden
July 7, 8, 9

1801 S. Indiana Ave, 60614

Gross Park
July 14, 15, 16

2708 W Lawrence Ave, 60625

Kelyvn Park
July 21, 22, 23

4438 W. Wrightwood, 60639

Harold Washington Park
July 28, 29 30

5200 S Hyde Park Blvd, 60615

Lincoln Park
Aug. 4, 5, 6
2045 N. Lincoln Park West, 60614

Touhy Park
Aug. 11, 12, 13
7348 N. Paulina, 60626

All performances are FREE and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

By making a free reservation, you make it possible for us to contact you directly via email in the event of last minute weather cancellations, COVID updates, or to share other important information.

Reservations are not required to attend and there is no reserved seating. However, we encourage you to submit a reservation so we can keep you up to date!

Bring your own chairs and blankets. Come early with a picnic to stake out your spot on the grass and enjoy this free programming. The play runs 100 minutes with no intermission.

WEATHER POLICY: Midsommer Flight will perform, rain or shine, as long as conditions are safe and there is an audience there to watch the show. We will not perform in the event of thunderstorms or other unsafe conditions. Make a reservation to receive last minute email updates and cancellation notices.

Midsommer Flight is a proud Arts Partner with the Chicago Park District and presents the show in partnership with the city’s Night Out in the Parks.

Cast and Crew

Cast: Top row L-R: Bradley Halverson (Pisanio, they/them), John Drea (Cloten/Roman Captain he/him), Talia Langman (Queen/Roman Soldier, she/her), Jessica Goforth (Belarius, Ensemble, she/her), Ashley Graham (Imogen, she/her).
Second row L-R: Juliet Kang Huneke (Arviragus, Ensemble, she/her), Barry Irving (Cymbeline, he/him), Jillian Leff (Gent 1, Cornelius, etc, she/her), Chris Lysy (Caius Lucius, Philario, he/him), Andi Muriel (Gent 2, etc, she/they).
Third row L-R: Keenan Odenkirk (Posthumus, he/him), Aloha Rasmussen (Guiderius, Ensemble, she/her), Shane Novoa Rhoades (Iachimo, he/him), William Rowland-Jackson Crowder (understudy, he/him), Alexandra Jaymes (understudy, she/her).
Fourth row L-R: Samie Jo Johnson (understudy, she/they), Connor O. Locklin (understudy, he/him), Dina Perez (understudy, she/her).

Production Staff: Jeremiah Barr (Scenic/Props Designer, he/him/his), Rachel M. Sypniewski (Costume Designer, she/her/hers), Jack Morsovillo* (Music Director/Composer, he/him/his), Christina Casano (Assistant Director, she/her/hers), Hazel Marie Flowers-McCabe (Stage Manager, she/her/hers), Addoris Davis (Production Manager, she/they), Meredith Ernst* (Text Coach, she/her/hers), Maureen Yasko* (Intimacy Director, Associate Fight Director, she/her/hers), Chris Smith* (Fight Director, Associate Intimacy Director, he/him/his), Amy Malcom* (Resident Vocal Coach, she/her/hers), and Karissa Murrell Myers (Casting Director, she/her/hers). *indicates Midsommer Flight ensemble member


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