Park Plays – Hamlet presented by Gary Shakespeare Company

08/09/2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Indiana Dunes State Park
Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA
NIETF presents Park Plays on Thursday evenings through September at Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion. Enjoy comedies, dramas, musicals, improv, and more in these free performances near the beach. Bring your blanket or beach chair and kick back for some great entertainment.
 
Performances take place at 7 pm on the west side of the Pavilion between the new comfort station and the beach. In case of inclement weather, performances will take place at Wilson Shelter.
 
*No additional admission charged for performance. State Park per car gate fee still applies.
 
June 14 – Dunes Arts Foundation presents selections from summer musicals 
June 21 & July 12 – Makeshift Up presented by Improductions
 
August 9 & 23 – Hamlet presented by Gary Shakespeare
 
August 16 – Camping with Henry and Tom presented by Hammond Community Theatre

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