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Theater on the Lake lineup announced

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Kris Vire

As part of this week's rollout of the summer Night Out in the Parks schedule, the Chicago Park District quietly revealed the lineup of remounted productions for Theater on the Lake.

The actual Theater on the Lake facility at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive remains closed for renovations, so for the second year in a row, Theater on the Lake programming will be shunted to other CPD facilities, mainly the Berger Park Cultural Center. The schedule there includes two-week runs of four shows from the past season:

Bailiwick Chicago's Murder Ballad, June 17–28

Theater Oobleck's Song About Himself, July 8–19

Jackalope Theatre's Four, July 22–August 2

Definition Theatre Company's A Doll's House, August 5–16

Additionally, Oracle Productions will stage its This House Believes the American Dream Is at the Expense of the American Negro at Washington Park Refectory (August 5–9) and Austin Town Hall (August 12–16) before an extended run at its own Lakeview home, August 21–September 20.

The Theater on the Lake series is among more than 200 theater performances in park district facilities this summer, which also include Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Shakespeare's Greatest Hits, Barrel of Monkeys' That's Weird, Grandma and Collaboraction's Crime Scene Chicago: The Next ChapterA complete schedule is on the Chicago Park District's website.

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