The Chicago Park District’s Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival turns 60 this year and is proud to host eight artistically diverse Chicago theater companies. Each production will be performed for five evenings only at the theater at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Learn more about the Theater on the Lake festival.
The Building Stage
Adapted from Herman Melville, Directed by Blake Montgomery
This stunning adaptation mixes Melville’s prose with movement and miniature ships as a chorus of Ishmaels captures not only the shifting currents of the novel itself, but also the contagious nature of obsession. They are joined by a trio of percussionists whose driving rhythms underscore the action and propel Ahab’s obsession to its fateful conclusion.