Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare In The ParkThe public is invited to a free performance of "Love's Labour's Lost" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Island Park, 2 Route 25. Elgin-based Goodly Creatures Theatre will perform a lively and engaging performance suitable for audiences of all ages.

Seating begins at 4 p.m. for this outdoor performance. The audience is encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics. Food vendors Graham’s and Stockholm’s will sell ice cream, sandwiches, soft drinks, and water.

"Love's Labour's Lost" tells the story of King Ferdinand and three of his friends who vow to pursue a life of scholarship free from distractions for three years. They deny entrance to the Princess of France and her three lady attendants, who decide to force the men to break their vow. Disguises and mistaken identity lead to comedy and confusion.

Will the men complete their study or will the ladies succeed in distracting them? Will the men fall in love with the ladies?

The play features actors from across the Chicago area. Goodly Creatures is a traveling theater company specializing in breathing new life into classic works of literature and making them accessible to all. 


The closest public parking lots to Island Park are near the intersection of State Street (Route 38) and Bennett Street (Route 25).

The Metra commuter lot south of the railroad tracks on First Street (Route 31) and a portion of the Fox River Trail are closed due to Union Pacific's Third Main Line construction project. While parking is available at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., patrons should use the Fox River Trail detour to safely access Island Park.

Please check the City parking map for other parking options. All parking lots are outside of Island Park, so be sure to arrive early. 

More Information

The performance will be rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 12 if there is inclement weather. For more information, call 630-938-4530 or email the City’s Cultural Arts Commission. 

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