Date: 
Sat, 08/03/2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Make haste to downtown Aurora on Saturday, August 3, when a specially equipped truck will roll into RiverEdge Park, a stage will unfold and a company of professional actors will share a 75-minute production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors with Aurora-area families and neighbors.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free thanks to the generous support of the Dunham Fund. For information, visit www.RiverEdgeAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666.

“Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is a terrific outreach program, bringing the magic of live theater to the public in their own backyard,” said Tim Rater, President and CEO, RiverEdge Park. “We are thrilled that RiverEdge Park is the tour’s exclusive suburban stop. We hope west suburban residents take advantage of this opportunity to see an amazing production from the acclaimed Chicago Shakespeare Theater, for free, right here in downtown Aurora.”

Shakespeare’s riotous play The Comedy of Errors is adapted and directed by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell. The story unfolds when Antipholus and his lifelong servant Dromio find themselves in Ephesus as they search the world over for a twin, lost in infancy. Everywhere they go in this foreign land, complete strangers insist that they’re best of friends. Is everyone here quite mad? Mistaken identities abound, as one bewildering day in Ephesus makes for hilarious complications—and a bewitching theatrical experience.

About RiverEdge Park

RiverEdge Park is located right across the street from the Aurora Transportation Center. For drivers, paid parking is available in the Metra lot, with more public and private lots around the park and in downtown Aurora.

Guests are encouraged to bring folding or bag chairs or ground blankets. Concessions include a diverse menu and bar with domestic and craft beers, wine, sodas, bottled water and more. Outside food is also welcome. No alcohol or other outside beverages are allowed, with the exception of two sealed bottles of unflavored water per person. Read the full outside food policy at www.riveredgeaurora.com/visit.

Events at RiverEdge Park take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. Concertgoers are advised to follow RiverEdge Park on Facebook and Twitter for all concert updates, or call the RiverEdge Park Weather Line, (630) 723-2480, to check status if inclement weather is pending. Patrons can also text REPARK to 888777 for weather alert updates.

RiverEdge Park debuted in 2013, and was renamed Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park in 2016 in honor of late Aurora Mayor Thomas J. Weisner. It is a beautiful outdoor summer concert venue with a capacity of up to 6,000 boasting state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting, a warm community feel and gorgeous views on the banks of the Fox River. The park is anchored by the contemporary John C. Dunham performance pavilion.

RiverEdge Park is managed and programmed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), which also oversees operations for Aurora’s historic Paramount Theatre, the Copley Theatre and the Paramount School of the Arts, opening June 1, 2019 in the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center.

Behind-the scenes: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks The Comedy of Errors

The Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks The Comedy of Errors cast includes Will Allan (Dromio of Syracuse), Amira Danan (Adriana), Meghan Murphy (Aemilia/Courtezan), Andrea San Miguel (Luciana), Drew Shirley (Egeon/Luce/Dr. Pinch), Alec Silver (Dromio of Ephesus), Laurence Stepney (Duke), and ensemble members Wesley Daniel, Nathaniel Elfant and Max Fabian. Additional casting to be announced.

Joining director David H. Bell on the creative team is Scenic Designer Scott Davis, Costume Designer Theresa Ham, Projections Designer Mike Tutaj, Sound Designer Christopher M. LaPorte, Wig and Make-up Designer Richard Jarvie, Assistant Director Eli N. Newell and Verse Coach Ross Lehman.

The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and production sponsor BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program seven years ago, more than 130,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

For more information and a full list of tour dates and locations, visit www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.

Tickets are already on sale for the following concerts this summer at RiverEdge Park:

23rd Annual Blues on the Fox Festival – Day One

Ana Popovic, Taj Mahal Quartet

Friday, June 14



23rd Annual Blues on the Fox Festival – Day Two

Robert Randolph, Coco Montoya, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Jamiah Rogers

Saturday, June 15

Kings of Chaos - Lou Gramm (original member of Foreigner), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Sebastian Bach (the original voice of Skid Row), Warren DeMartini (Ratt), Gilby Clarke (former member of Guns N’ Roses), James LoMenzo (White Lion and Megadeth), Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, Chickenfoot and John Mellencamp)

Saturday, June 22 

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

Sunday, June 23

‘80s on the Fox - Eddie Money, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Patty Smyth & Scandal and The Romantics

Saturday, June 29

City of Aurora’s Fourth of July Celebration with Bruce in the USA

Thursday, July 4

Dark Star Orchestra

Friday, July 5

The Royal Affair Tour – YES, Asia, John Lodge and Carl Palmer

Presented by Live Nation

Saturday, July 6

Downtown Alive! American English

Friday, July 12

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul tour with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope

Sunday, July 21

The Mavericks with special guest Los Lobos

Friday, July 26

Downtown Alive! Hollywood Nights – A Bob Seger Experience

Friday, August 9

Megadeth

Saturday, August 10

Dionne Warwick

Friday, August 16

Brandy, En Vogue and Arrested Development

Saturday, August 17

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin Experience

Friday, August 23



Poi Dog Pondering

Saturday, August 24 

RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., is an idyllic outdoor summer concert venue, serving up live music, delicious festival food, cool beverages and a great time, all overlooking downtown Aurora and the gorgeous Fox River.

RiverEdge is located right across the street from the Aurora Transportation Center. For drivers, paid parking is available in the Metra lot, with more public and private lots around the park and in downtown Aurora. General admission guests are encouraged to bring folding or bag chairs or ground blankets. Concessions include a diverse menu and bar with domestic and craft beers, wine, sodas, bottled water and more.

Events at RiverEdge Park take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. Concertgoers are advised to follow RiverEdge Park on Facebook and Twitter for all concert updates, or call the RiverEdge Park Weather Line, 630.723.2480, to check status if inclement weather is pending. Patrons can also text REPARK to 888777 for weather alert updates.

RiverEdge Park debuted in 2013, and was renamed Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park in 2016 in honor of late Aurora Mayor Thomas J. Weisner. It is a beautiful outdoor summer concert venue with a capacity of up to 6,000 boasting state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting, a warm community feel and gorgeous views on the banks of the Fox River. The park is anchored by the contemporary John C. Dunham performance pavilion.

RiverEdge Park is managed and programmed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), which also oversees operations for Aurora’s historic Paramount Theatre, the Copley Theatre and the Paramount School of the Arts, opening June 1, 2019.

The RiverEdge Park 2019 Season is sponsored by Dunham Fund, Superior Beverage and City of Aurora. Park sponsor is Hollywood Casino Aurora. For tickets and information, visit www.RiverEdgeAurora.com or call 630.896.6666.