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WE'RE BACK IN THE PARK!

Join us LIVE in Southmoreland Park for Shakespearience, a FREE, socially-distanced three day festival of Shakespeare-inspired performances, games and scenes, music and fun! Pack your chairs, blankets and food/drink, and join us in the park to experience Shakespeare’s words in new ways.  This event is limited to only 300 people per performance and reservations are required.

Program Options

SOLD OUT: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)

July 9th - Seating: 6:00 PM; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

A script-in-hand performance of this riotously funny abridgement created by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The play is described as:

“Discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England (next to a pile of bones that didn’t look that important), an ancient manuscript proves to be the long-lost first play written by none other than seventeen-year-old William Shakespeare from Stratford. (We are totally not completely making this up!) An actual manuscript in Shakespeare’s own hand showing all his most famous characters and familiar speeches in a brand-new story.”

This story allows the actors to engage with the audience and bring pieces of many of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays to new life!

SOLD OUT: One Touch of Nature

With the Bach Aria Soloists

July 10th - Seating: 6:00 PM; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

A collaboration program created and performed with the Bach Aria Soloists, featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with some of the greatest scenes of Shakespeare including, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Othello and more.

This baroque repertoire melds emotionally with the selected text from the plays.

To learn more about the Bach Aria Soloists, visit their website at www.bachariasoloists.com

SOLD OUT: Shakespeare Off the Cuff

July 11th - Seating: 6:00 PM; Program: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE!

A night of improvisational performance focused on Shakespeare’s characters, stories and texts. A group of clever and experienced actors and improv artists will create scenes on the spot and play a series of games all with Shakespeare themes! The audience will offer suggestions for characters and details of place and time making them a huge part of the fun.

The evening will include Scene SHAKEup, bringing actors together with several famous scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. The catch? Characters names for each scene are drawn from a hat and the actors perform the roles they receive for which they’ve had no rehearsal!