What’s onstage in January

Every month, we share a snapshot of Shakespeare in performance around America. Let’s check in with our theater partners with Shakespeare plays onstage in January: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare in the Park Miami, and Southwest Shakespeare Company.

Nashville Shakespeare Festival kicks off its 30th anniversary season with Hamlet (Jan 4-28, Feb 1-3).

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Tempest (Jan 12-Feb 4).

The Tempest at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
(l-r) Dean Carlson as Ferdinand, Nell Quinn-Gibney as Miranda, and Zach Brewster-Geisz as Prospero in The Tempest at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, 2018. Photo by Will Kirk.

Seattle Shakespeare Company presents the lesser-known Timon of Athens (Jan 9-Feb 4) for the first time in its history.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents The Comedy of Errors (Jan 6-28).

The Comedy of Errors
J.L. Reed, Adam King (or is it Adam King and J.L. Reed?)

Southwest Shakespeare Company in Arizona presents Romeo and Juliet (Jan 12-27).

Shakespeare in the Park Miami, the only Shakespeare-in-the-park group that performs in January, presents Hamlet (Jan 5-27).

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Red Velvet (Dec 1, 2017 – Jan 21, 2018), an award-winning play by Lolita Chakrabarti about the African-American actor Ira Aldridge and his history-making performance as the lead in Othello.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare in the Park Miami, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Southwest Shakespeare Company are all theater partners of the Folger Shakespeare Library. 

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