by William Shakespeare
directed by Beth Wolf

July 6 – August 25, 2019
Saturdays at 6 PM
Sundays at 2 PM

Performed outdoors at Lincoln Park, Touhy Park, Gross Park, and Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens

Midsommer Flight will mark its 8th year as an Arts Partner in Chicago’s parks with The Tempest. The company will bring the play’s mysterious island alive with otherworldly production elements that mix well with the outdoor environments. One of Shakespeare’s best known plays, The Tempest explores youth and age, finding fulfillment, and the circle of life and death.

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

Bring your own chairs and blankets. Live music begins a half hour prior to performance times. Come early with a picnic to stake out your seats and enjoy this free programming!

Midsommer Flight is a proud Arts Partner with the Chicago Park District and a participant in the Mayor’s Night Out in the Parks.

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. Watch our Facebook page ( or our Instagram feed (@midsommer.flight) for any last minute updates or cancellations.


Lincoln Park
2045 N. Lincoln Park West, 60614
July 6-7 and August 24-25

Gross Park
2708 W. Lawrence Avenue, 60625
July 13, 14, 20, 21

Touhy Park
7348 N. Paulina, 60626
July 27-28 and August 17-18

Chicago Women’s Park and Garden
1801 S. Indiana Avenue, 60614
August 3, 4, 10*, 11
*Performance on August 10 is at 11:00 AM

Cast and Crew

Cast: Featuring Stephanie Monday as Prospero, with Richard Eisloeffel*, Alley Ellis, Susan Fay, Daniela Martinez, Tom McGrath, Koshie Mills, Jennifer Mohr, Kat Moraros, Scott Myers, Julie Proudfoot, Dylan S. Roberts*, Austin James Roach, Anthony Santiago, Bailey Savage, and Elana Weiner-Kaplow. Understudies: Sarah Franzel, Josh Pennington, Jessica GoForth

Production StaffBeth Wolf* (Director), Hazel Marie (Stage Manager), Jeremiah Barr (Scenic Design), Lily Walls (Costume Design), Chris Smith* and Maureen Yasko* (Fight Directors), Elizabeth Rentfro* (Composer/Music Designer), Kanomé Jones (Casting Director), Skylar Grieco (Assistant Director), and Amy Malcom* (Text and Vocal Coach)

*denotes Midsommer Flight ensemble member

Photo credit: Tom McGrath / TCMcG Photography


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