Every month, we share a snapshot of Shakespeare in performance around America. What plays are onstage this month? We check in with our theater partners Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Folger Theatre.
Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York presents the Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear (Apr 7-29), directed by Gregory Doran and starring Antony Sher.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Macbeth (Apr 25–Jun 24), directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller). The magic-infused production stars Ian Merrill Peakes as the title character, reprising the role he played in the Posner-Teller production of Macbeth at Folger Theatre in 2008.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Twelfth Night (Apr 20–May 5).
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern presents Love’s Labor’s Lost (Mar 31–Apr 22).
Folger Theatre presents The Winter’s Tale (Mar 13–Apr 22).
Last call! These two productions, which opened in March, are closing this Sunday, Apr 15:
- The Merchant of Venice at Seattle Shakespeare Company
- The Winter’s Tale at Theatre for a New Audience
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Folger Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Theatre for a New Audience are theater partners of the Folger Shakespeare Library.