The Comedy of Errors from the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks production.

The Comedy of Errors from the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks production. (Chicago Shakespeare Theater / July 25, 2013)

For some, it just isn't a complete summer without hearing the words of the Bard spoken into the warm nighttime air — or just a few outdoor lines of Roald Dahl down by the bugs. Fear not, grass-sitting theater-goers, the outdoor season is still in full bloom.

'The Comedy of Errors'

As trumpeted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel , a big part of the city's "Night Out in the Parks" initiative is a partnership with Chicago Shakes. "The Comedy of Errors" is this summer's Shakespeare in the Parks selection; it's playing through Aug. 25 in a series of free outdoor performances. The 75-minute "Comedy," presented on a truck with an unfolding stage, is scheduled as follows (more information at chicagoshakes.com):

•Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.; 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

•Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St.; 4 p.m Sunday

•South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

•Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Humboldt Drive; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8-9

•Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10

Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Drive; 4 p.m. Aug. 11

•Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14

•Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15

•Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17

•Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive; 4 p.m. Aug. 18

•Marquette Park, 6743 S. Kedzie; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20

•Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21-22

•Frank J Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.; 3 p.m. Aug. 25

'Twelfth Night'

Here's Shakespeare under the suburban stars, done beach-party style in downtown Oak Park through Aug. 24 (more information at oakparkfestival.com). "In Oak Park Festival Theatre's surf's-up take on 'Twelfth Night,'" writes Kerry Reid in her three-star Tribune review, "the coast of Illyria has morphed into the set of a Frankie-and-Annette film, and the food of love is seasoned with sand and salt air."

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