Shakespeare in the Park

49th Season

Fall 2019

Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Trampas Thompson

While keeping true to Shakespeare’s original bloody script, this classic tale of power, ambition, and tragic downfall moves to alternative near future Silicon Valley where tech companies bid for ultimate control in a dynamic and changing industry.  Following a prophecy from three witches that he will be king, Macbeth—at the urging of his wife– plots King Duncan’s murder to secure the throne. Guilt and paranoia poison Macbeth and his wife and spirals them into their tragic demise.

September 18-19 (Preview Nights)
September 20 – September 28

at Samuell Grand Amphitheatre, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas, TX 75225


October 3 – October 13
and The Sound at Cypress Waters, 3111 Olympus Blvd. Dallas, TX 75019

**No outside coolers, food or drink allowed at Cypress Waters. Food and drink available for purchase from local restaurants on-site.**

Winter 2020

Pride and Prejudice

Adapted for the stage by Jon Jory
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Christie Vela

Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

January 11 – 19, 2020

at the Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201

Summer 2020

at Samuell Grand Amphitheatre
1500 Tenison Parkway
Dallas, TX 75225

The Merchant of Venice

 

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Johnson

In Shakespeare’s play about the conflict of selflessness and self-interest, a young Venetian merchant, Bassanio, needs a loan of three thousand ducats so that he can woo Portia, a wealthy Venetian heiress. If he chooses that he may marry Portia, but if he does not marry Portia, he must vow never to marry or court another woman ever again.

Much Ado About Nothing

 

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jenni Stewart

Shakespeare’s comedy revolves around two pairs of lovers, Beatrice & Benedick & Claudio and Hero. The play takes us through the obstacles, mishaps, and tumultuous love-hate relationship between the lovers, featuring the “merry war” of the sexes.