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See Shakespeare in a park near you
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Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors presented by the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre's Academy of Theatre Arts.

The play that inspired a phrase that a lot of us use to describe our Monday mornings will be staged in several area parks in Kalamazoo and Portage this month.

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre’s Academy of Theatre Arts will present Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a slapstick comedy that follows a set of identical adult twins who were separated at birth and somehow end up in the same city.

Show times in Kalamazoo parks are 11 a.m. July 11, LaCrone Park, 535 W. Paterson St.; 11 a.m. July 12, Frays Park, 1006 Piccadilly Road; 2 p.m. July 13, Bronson Park, downtown Kalamazoo; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 14, Upjohn Park, 1018 Walter St. The show will be staged at Celery Flats Historic Amphitheater, 7335 Garden Lane, at 2 p.m. July 18, 19 and 22 and 7 p.m. July 20 and 21.

All performances are free, but, due to limited seating, tickets are required for entry to the Celery Flats performances and can be picked up between 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday at Portage’s Department of Parks and Recreation, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave. For more information, call 329-4522 or visit
portagemi.gov.