Full disclosure: we started to write this post in iambic pentameter. Every line was going to have between nine and 11 syllables, and we were going to invite you to see the Tempest in Garfield Park the way Shakespeare himself would have. However, it seemed like a lot of trouble to go to when the whole point is to let our Cheapsters know the information. However, if you would like to learn how to write in iambic pentameter yourself, click here to see the source we were using.
Anyway, back to the post. The Garfield Shakespeare Company (named for Garfield Park, not the cat) is presenting Shakespeare’s The Tempest on both Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28. The shows begin at 7:00 p.m. If this is too short of notice for you to make it, don’t fret. You can also see it next week on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. The Tempest is FREE to see, and the shows take place in the MacAllister Amphitheater in Garfield Park. As the shows take place outside, they have rain dates already set for October 11 and 12 if necessary.
The Tempest tells the story of Prospero the Magician and his daughter Miranda. They are marooned on a strange island for many years, and many scholars have thought the play is meant to be an autobiography of sorts for Shakespeare. In either case, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing characters portrayed by local talent at Garfield Park.