Such A Charm
HASF collaboaration with the Kansas City Chorale
Asbury Methodist | May 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Unity Temple | May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Songs derived from Shakespeare's plays are interwoven with portions of his texts performed by professional actors, John Rensenhouse, Cinnamon Schultz, Jan Rogge and Matt Rapport, directed by Festival Executive Artistic Director, Sidonie Garrett. Scenes from The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth will come to life in song with the
Grammy Award winning Kansas City Chorale under the direction of Charles Bruffy.
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FANS or GOOD WILL SOCIETY membership
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.
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With your tax-deductible contribution to the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival you will receive:
$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.
Shakespeare's First Folio
2016 Events All Year Long
Neary four centuries after its publication, one of the world's rarest and most valuable books - the first collection of William Shakespeare's works - will go on display at the Kansas City Public Library as part of a national traveling exhibition in 2016.
The downtown Central Library will serve as the lone host site in Missouri for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. On display from June 6-28, the exhibit will be the centerpiece of a months-long celebration of Shakespeare, partnering with local and national scholars and an arrea of area institutions and organizations in offering speaking presentations, stage productions, film screenings and discussions, workshops, and other activities for children and adults.
The Festival is proud to be a local partnering organization and will present events throughout the year.
FREE Summer 2016 Speaker's Series
Every Monday in June
SPARK, in cooperation with HASF and the Kansas City Public Library offers a lecture series on the summer production of TWELFTH NIGHT presented in Southmoreland Park Tuesdays through Sundays June 14 - July 3, 2016.
This series will be Monday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. in the Cohen Room, part of the Truman Forum on the lower level of the Plaza Library.
There is no fee or advance registration needed!
Monday, June 6: Introduction to TWELFTH NIGHT – Alyson Germinder, Dramaturg
Monday, June 13: TWELFTH NIGHT and The Art of Comedy – Dr. Robert Willson, UMKC Ret.
Monday, June 20: Putting on the Show – Sidonie Garrett, Executive Artistic Director & cast members
Monday, June 27: TWELFTH NIGHT and the Ethics of Deception – Dr. Adam Potthast, Park University
For more information, contact the Festival at 816-531-7728 or email@example.com or at 816 444 6651
24th Season of Shakespeare in the Park
For its 24th season, the Festival will present Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, Shakespeare's hilarious romantic comedy set in romantic Illyria. The play explores love, loss and reunion along with ambition, madness and gender reversal -- all with lots of humor. The production dates are June 14 - July 3, 2016, Tuesday - Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Festival admission is donation only.
Team Shakespeare Presents: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and MACBETH
FREE shows at Loose Park and Kansas City Museum
Team Shakespeare presents TWO shows this May:
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's classic tale of love, magic, and mischief! Join us just south of the Rose Garden in beautiful Loose Park for a festive trip into the woods of Athens.
Pre-show inside the Rose Garden at 6:15 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.
Two performances only: 5/17 & 5/18 at 7 p.m.
Macbeth, Shakespeare's timeless tale of treachery, betrayal, greed, and ambition with the beautiful R.A. Long House as a backdrop.
Pre-show performances on the grounds of the Museum at 6:15 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.
Two performances only: 5/20 and 5/21 at 7 p.m.
Bring your friends, bring your family, bring a picnic!
Team Shakespeare, the apprentice acting troupe of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, is made up of students from all over the KC metro area.