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Auditions for the Festival's 23rd Season

King Lear

Actors who wish to audition for the Festival's production of King Lear may contact the business office beginning November 10, 2014.  Call 816.531.7728 to schedule an appointment for Saturday, December 13 or Sunday, December 14. 2014. 

HASF's production of King Lear begins rehearsal, May 26, 2015 with a production run, June 16 - July 5, 2015 in Southmoreland Park.

23rd Season Production

King Lear

The Festival will produce King Lear, with John Rensenhouse in the title role in Southmoreland Park, June 16 - July 5, 2015.  The production will play Tuesday - Sunday evenings; gates will open for seating at 6:00 p.m. with showtime at 8:00 p.m. nightly.  This year's production will be the second time the Festival has presented this great Shakespearean tragedy, previously seen on our stage in the eighth season, in 2000. 

Become a Festival Insider


If you enjoy the Festival, want to see high quality classical theatre and care about the cultural life of our community, please consider membership as a FAN or as a member of our newly formed GOOD WILL SOCIETY.  Your membership keeps the Festival open to all and gives YOU some special insider access to our artists and to our pre-show GOOD WILL VIP tent with up-front seats that guarantee you the best experience of the summer!   As a member, your contribution will directly assist us in transforming a city park into a theater, and bringing the world of Shakespeare to life for tens of thousands of people. With your membership you will receive a host of benefits depending on the amount of your contribution.  Most importantly, you will know that because of you, FREE Shakespeare in the park is possible.


With your tax-deductible contribution to the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival you will receive:
FAN membership: 
 $150      2 Reserved Seats     1 Parking Pass 

GOOD WILL SOCIETY membership:    
 $250      4 Reserved Seats     2 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 4
 $500      8 Reserved Seats     4 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 8

 $1000    12 Reserved Seats   6 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 12 with pre-show beverages + Invitation to a Behind-the-Scenes Event + GOOD WILL SOCIETY acknowledgement and Thank You from stage
All Up-Front Reserved Seats; One-time use throughout the run of the Festival.

Thank you to our SPONSORS

22nd Season a Success!

The 2014 season production of The Winter's Tale is now closed and we send a grateful THANK YOU to our season sponsors, donors, GOOD WILL SOCIETY members, Festival Fans and individuals who contributed to make our season a success.  To you all, we say "...Thanks, and thanks and ever thanks..."  Twelfth Night, Act III, sc. 3
Click here to read the names of the corporations, foundations and individuals who made it happen!