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Free Children's Theater in the Parks


In July, Artists’ Ensemble Theater summer interns will perform a free children’s play, The All Girl Traveling Tall Tale Show, at parks and community centers around the city.

Funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Community Grants Program and The Rockford Area Arts Council, The All Girl Traveling Tall Tale Show will be performed by three energetic teens: Chrinovic Bugere, Chase Hunter, and Kaylee Presslor. The cast spent June in classes and rehearsal with AE Artistic Director Richard Raether.

All performances are free to the public. This year’s performances are presented in partnership with the Rockford Park District, The Boys and Girls Club and the Rockford Police Department.


Day Date Time Location
Tues. July 9 2:00 Beattie Park
Tues. July 9 3:30 Bloom Park
Wed. July 10 2:00 Elliot Park
Thur. July 11 1:00 Fairgrounds Housing
Fri. July 12 2:00 Sabrooke Park
Mon. July 15 12:30 Wantz Park
Mon. July 15 2:00 Ridge Park
Tues. July 16 11:00 Highland Park
Tues.  July 16 2:30 Washington Park Community Center
Wed. July 17 2:00 Sawyer Park
Thur. July 18 1:00 Blackhawk Public Housing
Fri. July 19 2:00 Lewis Lemon Park
Mon. July 22 12:30 Keye-Mallquist Park
Mon. July 22  2:00 Harmon Park
Tues. July 23 1:00 RPD District 2 police station gym
Tues. July 23 2:30 Washington Park Community Center
Wed. July 24 12:30 Wantz Park



Free Children's Theater in the Parks