2017-08-08 22:39:18 UTC
On a quiet street in Oak Park, just a few blocks away from where architect
Frank Lloyd Wright lived and worked when he was designing the B. Har
Victorian home which housed arguably America's most influential writer before
he ever wrote a word.
A tour of the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, where he was born and lived until
he was 6 years old, gives insight into Hemingway's family and early life.
After a morning or early afternoon at the Hemingway house, take a quick ride
on the green line to Humbolt Park, to see this year's Shakespeare in the Parks' "Romeo and Juliet."
Now in its sixth year, Shakespeare's classics are presented in neighborhood
parks all over Chicago each summer. The shows are free and only 75 minutes
long. There are even ASL-interpreted performances at seven of the 18 tour
stops. And if you can't make it this weekend, there are 16 performances
left between now and Aug. 27.