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Goose and Gert

Gert just wants some peace and quiet. Goose just wants a friend. Created for very young children, Kerfuffle’s “Goose and Gert” is a playful, silly, and whimsical play in the park that explores friendship, opposites, and noise! Featuring live music, it is best enjoyed by children ages 2-6 years old with their families.

Performance Schedule

West Ridge Nature Preserve: 5801 N Western Ave, 60659

Saturday July 10 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

Sunday July 11 at 11:00am and 1:00pm (CANCELLED due to Rain)

Friday, July 16 at 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Sunday, July 18 at 11:00am and 1:00pm


Berger Park: 6205 N Sheridan Rd, 60660

Saturday July 17 at 11:00am and 1:00pm


Nichols Park: 1355 E 53rd St, 60615

Monday July 19 at 10:00am and 12:00pm


West Pullman Park: 401 W 123rd St, 60628

Friday July 23 at 2:00pm and 4:00pm


Bauler Park Playlot: 501 W Wisconsin St, 60614

Saturday July 24 at 11:00am and 1:00pm


Skinner Park: 1331 W Adams St, 60607

Monday July 26 at 10:00am and 1:00pm

Raindates: Sunday, July 18 and Sunday, July 25 

(Follow along on social media for changes to performances due to weather)

Audience members are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. Seating is first come, first served and audience members will be asked to physically distance 3 ft from each other. 


Admission is free! 



Kerfuffle is proud to present "Goose and Gert" in partnership with Chicago Night Out in the Parks. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside.

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Production History


July 10-26, 2021

Presented in partnership with Night Out in the Parks Chicago and with support from the Illinois Arts Council. 


Goose: Shea Lee

Gert: Alexis Willis

Georgette: Sophie Vitello

Stage Manager: Amelia Seidel

Costume Designer/Coordinator: Izumi Inaba 

Scenic Designer/Coordinator: Jeff Sachs

Director: Ashley Laverty



June 15-30, 2019

Presented as a workshop co-production with the Omaha Theater Company at The Rose Theater, Omaha NE


Performed in Elmwood, Gifford, and Miller Parks, Omaha NE



Goose: Kumiko Adachi

Gert: Carina DuMarce

George: Adam Sherrerd


Directed and Written by Ashley Laverty

Costumes and Scenic Elements provided by The Rose Theater

Developed with young people at the Rose Theater summer camp, "Things That Honk", June 2019.

Teaching Artists: Ashley Laverty, LaDareon Copeland

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