The summer Shakespeare season is in full swing! For Shakespeare-lovers across the country, that means it’s time to pack a picnic in preparation for some en plein air theater. Find your region of the US and take a look at some of our theater partners’ current productions.
Robert Sicular (Sir Toby Belch) and Rodney Lizcano (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) in “Twelfth Night,” Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Photo: Jennifer M. Koskinen.
“The Taming of the Shrew” at Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Anne Yumi Kobori (Celia), Michael Barrett Austin (Orlando), and Regina Morones (Rosalind) in “As You Like It” at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Free Shakespeare in the Park. Photo: John Western.
Melora Marshall as Malvolio, “Twelfth Night,” Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Photo: Ian Flanders.
Gareth Saxe (Malvolio) and Jessica Robblee (Olivia) in “Twelfth Night,” Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Photo: Jennifer M. Koskinen.
Royer Bockus (Helen) and Vilma Silva (Countess Rossillion) in “All’s Well That Ends Well,” Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Photo: Jenny Graham.
Robin Goodrin Nordii, Danforth Comins (Macbeth), Erica Sullivan, and Miriam A. Laube in “Macbeth,” Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Photo: Jenny Graham.
Meredith Garretson is Rosalind in “As You Like It” at The Old Globe.
Eric Flores (Lysander), Maya Brattkus (Hermia) in “Midsummer” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Photo: Ian Flanders
At the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Twelfth Nightis onstage through August 11. As You Like Itbegins June 21 and runs through August 10.
At the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, there’s one more weekend to see The Taming of the Shrew, onstage through June 23. The production was directed by Sara Bruner, a longtime Idaho Shakespeare Festival actor, and features bi-level onstage seating for the festival’s more adventurous patrons. Julius Caesarbegins August 1.
David Daniel (Malvolio), Phoebe González (Fabian) in “Twelfth Night,” American Players Theatre. Photo: Liz Lauren.
Allie Babich (Mistress Ford) and Mark Corkins (John Falstaff) “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Door Shakespeare. Photo: Heidi Hodges.
Molly Meyer (Jaquenetta) and Toodle Bug the Goat in “Love’s Labor’s Lost” at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Photo: Phillip Hamer.
The all-female company of “All’s Well That Ends Well,” Nebraska Shakespeare. Photography by Chris Holtmeier, Foton-Foto.
Genevieve Simon (Hamlet), Tolu Ekisola (Rosencrantz), and Shaan Sharma (Guildenstern) in “Hamlet,” Nebraska Shakespeare. Photo: Chris Holtmeier, Foton-Foto.
Muscovites! The cast of “Love’s Labor’s Lost” at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Photo: Phillip Hamer.
At the American Players Theatre, Twelfth Nightis on stage through October 6. Macbethopens June 21 and runs through October 4.
Door Shakespeare’s season kicks off with The Merry Wives of Windsor, onstage through August 24. Bardolph, Pistol, and Nym, Falstaff’s rough-around-the edges pals/vassals, return in Door Shakespeare’s Henry V, opening June 26.
At Nebraska Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Wellopens June 20 with an all-female cast. Genevieve Simon plays a soldier in that production. . . as well as taking on Hamlet in Hamlet, opening June 27. Keep an eye out for other actors pulling double duty, like Sophie Netanel, who plays Helen in All’s Well and Laertes in Hamlet.
At Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, you have three more days to catch Love’s Labor’s Lost, onstage through June 23 and featuring actor/actual goat Toodle Bug.
Tamieka Chavis (Lady Macbeth,) Scott Alan Small (Macbeth), and Juliet Jacob (Messenger), in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s outdoor movable “Macbeth” at the PFI Historic Park. Photo by Manaf Azzam.
Stephen Michael Spencer (Posthumus) in “Cymbeline” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Photo: T. Charles Erickson.
There’s just one more weekend to see the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s “movable” Macbeth. The production, in which audience members follow actors around the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, closes June 23.
Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Door Shakespeare, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Nebraska Shakespeare, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Francsico Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Dallas, Shakespeare in St. Louis, The Old Globe, and Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum are theater partners of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
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