Thanks to everyone who made CST's third annual Shakespeare in the Park an incredible event! The financial support and services donated from our sponsors made the event possible from the start. A huge thanks to Urschel Laboratories, City of Valparaiso, Thrivent Financial, Computer Services, Inc., Regional Federal Credit Union, Thorgren Tool & Molding, Ideas in Motion, Centier Bank, Doelling Decorating Center, Family Express, J & J’s Pizza, MacLennan and Bain Insurance, and Buoscio, Pera and Kramer Attorneys at Law.
The dining tent is a major feature of the event and we're so lucky to have such incredible restaurants participating. Thank you to don Quojote, Pikk's, Martinis, Bon Femme, and Valpo Vienna. Also, thanks to Valpo Velvet and Kernels and Kones for provided the sweet treats.
The Valparaiso High School Drama Club staffed the face-painting booth this year. They did a terrific job entertaining the kids! A big thanks to them.
The Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation was the first organization to believe in this project when it began three season ago. We are deeply grateful for their help and support of Shakespeare in the Park.
The cast and designers of Shakespeare in the Park must endure a process unlike any of our other shows. The hours are long, the audiences are massive, and the pressure to perform is like no other production. We thank them for sharing their incredible talent with CST and the community.
Last, but certainly not least, is the crew of volunteers that sets up the event and the stage. They are truly amazing. They perform the sweaty, back-breaking work that makes the whole thing possible. We are beyond grateful for their help. And, a special shout-out to those that both perform and build/strike the set... their stamina and committment was awe-inpiring at around midnight on Saturday as they rebuilt the set back at CST after a very long tech week and two park performances.
Our community, partners, sponsors, audience, and volunteers are hardcore awesome. Many, many thanks to all!