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.
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 Caesar begins August 1.
At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, you can see All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, and Macbeth all summer long. Plus, La Comedia de Errors, a bilingual adaptation of A Comedy of Errors, opens June 28.
This summer, As You Like It is the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Free Shakespeare in the Parks production. Catch it in and around San Francisco through September.
At The Old Globe in San Diego, another As You Like It runs through July 21.
⇒Related: artists from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and The Old Globe tell you what to watch for in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
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 Well opens 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.
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.