45th Annual Shakespeare in The Park: ‘The Tempest’ Opens This Week

A swashbuckling comedy about freedom, redemption and recovery will grace stages in Hilo and Honoka‘a this month during the 45th annual Shakespeare in the Park. Hilo Community Players present “The Tempest,” which opens Friday, July 8. The show will run on three weekends in Hilo — July 8-10, 14-15, 17 and 21-23 — in the parking lot of the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
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The Curtain Rises on Nebraska Shakespeare

Shakespeare posed that question centuries ago, and it rings true today. It’s one of many Tyrone Beasley must ask himself as Nebraska Shakespeare’s new artistic director and director of education. In this role, he’ll help prove whether the organization can rise to the occasion to be a space of creativity and inclusivity—or not.

Theater Talk: Saul Elkin, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Some pet peeves about programs and sippy cups, and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE....

At opening night for the 47th season of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, founder Saul Elkin was honored when SIDP named the stage, "The Saul Elkin Stage." Elkin will remain active behind the scenes, serving on the board and other duties. He's also still active with The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Buffalo. Right after the dedication on Thursday, July 23, the 47th season began with Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT.

Cal Lutheran's Shakespeare players mark 25 years with arboreal comedy, Scottish treachery

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will open its 25th-anniversary festival Friday night under the fabled greenwood trees of William Shakespeare's 17th-century comedy, "As You Like It."  The California Lutheran University troupe returns to Kingsmen Park in Thousand Oaks after a two-year pandemic hiatus and will follow the comedy with the Bard's bloody Scottish tragedy, "Macbeth."  ...

Shakespeare at its finest to hit Asheville in July

Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, will perform Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing next month. All performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from July 15-Aug. 13, at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay St. in the heart of Asheville’s historic Montford District.

Magic and Mayhem in Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’

Delaware Shakespeare is thrilled to be back in full production mode at Rockwood Park to present “The Tempest,” Shakespeare’s magical tale of forgiveness and family. Performances run Wednesdays through Sundays from July 15 to July 31 at Rockwood Park, 4651 Washington St. Extension, Wilmington, Del. After two...

Franklin Stage opens its season with Shakespeare

The Franklin Stage Company opens its season on July 1. We hear from co-artistic directors Patricia Buckley and Leslie Noble about the opening show, an innovative production of Two Gentlemen of Verona, and get an overview of the rest of the season. Photo credit: Franklin Stage Company.

Shakespeare returns to Griffith

The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival returns for an entire summer of free theater, first with Francis Beaumont’s rarely performed satire, “The Knight of the Burning Pestle,” followed on Aug. 6 by Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”. Independent Shakespeare Co. enacts a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and...