Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare
directed by Beth Wolf

July 7 – August 26, 2017
Saturdays at 6 PM
Sundays at 2 PM

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

In Shakespeare’s early comedy, the “Two Gentlemen” are Valentine and Proteus, who travel from Verona to Milan, where they fall in love with the same woman, even though Proteus had professed to be in love with Julia, back in Verona. Or at least he thinks she’s back in Verona. The comedy deals with many of the themes Shakespeare would explore in later plays, including loyalty and friendship, the foolishness of love and lovers, and whether friendship trumps love.

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.


Lincoln Park
2045 N. Lincoln Park West, 60614
July 7-8 and August 25-26

Gross Park
2708 W. Lawrence Avenue, 60625
July 14, 15, 21, 22

Touhy Park
7348 N. Paulina, 60626
July 28-29 and August 18-19

Chicago Women’s Park and Garden **NEW IN 2018!**
1801 S. Indiana Avenue, 60614
August 4, 5, 11, 12

Cast and Crew

Cast: Chad Bay (Proteus), Richard Eisloeffel (Speed), David Goodloe (Valentine), LaKecia Harris (Julia), Amy Malcom (Sylvia), Stephanie Mattos (Launce), Robin Minkens (Host/Outlaw), Jack Morsovillo (Thurio), James Sparling (Antonio/Duke), Shanna Sweeney (Lucetta/Outlaw), and Nick Villalon (Pantino/Outlaw)

Production StaffBeth Wolf (Director), Hazel Marie (Stage Manager), Paul Cook (Assistant Director), Jeremiah Barr (Scenic Design), Rachel Sypniewski (Costume Design), Chris Smith and Maureen Yasko (Fight Directors), Elizabeth Rentfro (Composer/Music Designer), Annelise Dickinson (Vocal Coach), and Meredith Ernst (Text Coach)


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