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Iambic Fundamentals - ENROLL NOW!

Taught by Robert Gibby Brand

Learn and practice verse basics with Robert Gibby Brand, local professional actor and Iambic Fundamentalist. Each of the sessions will focus on ways of understanding Shakespeare's texts; seven verse variations, rhythm, lines, and pronunciation, all to aid in performance.

This four-week class runs October 26, 2015 through November 16, 2015, 
Mondays from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at 3619 Broadway, Suite 2. Attending all sessions is not required but is strongly encouraged. Registration fee is $100. 

Enroll today!   Iambic Fundamentals Registration Form 2015

For more information, contact or call (816) 531-7728. 

24th Season of Shakespeare in the Park

Twelfth Night

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 continues to be donation only.  

For professional actors, auditions will be held in Kansas City on December 12 and 13, 2015. Audition times are available by appointment only. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available. 

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.

2015 Season THANK YOU

King Lear

The Festival's 23rd season production of King Lear may be over, but our THANKS have just begun!  HASF extends our grateful thanks to our corporate, foundation and individual donors who made our season, and year-round education programs possible.  Our community's support allows us to meet our mission of providing FREE professional productions of Shakespeare's plays and education programs for youth and adults.  Click here to see our list of generous season sponsors.