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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 VIP TENT access for 4 with a pre-show beverage
 $500      8 Reserved Seats     4 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL VIP Tent access for 8 with pre-show beverages

 $1000    12 Reserved Seats   6 Parking Passes + VIP TENT access for 12 with pre-show beverages + Thanks 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!