Upcoming Productions

49th Season

Summer 2020 Shakespeare in the Park

 

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jenni Stewart
June 10 – July 19

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.

The Merchant of Venice

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Johnson
June 17, 2020 – July 17, 2020

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.

50th Season

Fall 2020 Shakespeare in the Park

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jenni Stewart
September 16-October 18, 2019

The prologue of Romeo and Juliet calls the title characters “star-crossed lovers”—and the stars do seem to conspire against these young lovers.The legendary tragedy is about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. A friar secretly marries them, hoping to end the feud but the plan quickly spirals from high spirited to even higher stakes. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime.

Winter 2021 Indoor Performance

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mason York
January 8-17, 2021

Twelfth Night—an allusion to the night of festivity preceding the Christian celebration of the Epiphany—combines love, confusion, mistaken identities, and joyful discovery.

Summer 2021 Shakespeare in the Park

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Christie Vela

Events before the start of Hamlet set the stage for tragedy. When the king of Denmark, Prince Hamlet’s father, suddenly dies, Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, marries his uncle Claudius, who becomes the new king.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Raphael Parry

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Bottom the weaver and his friends rehearse in the woods a play they hope to stage for the wedding celebrations.