An immersive performance based on Shakespeare's Macbeth, reinterpreted "through a film noir lens."Read More
This performance of The Winter’s Tale by AMERINDA, a Native American cast and crew, uses Shakespeare's play to explore contemporary themes like environmental destruction, political climates of division, and questions of the laws of nations.Read More
“Witches and ghosts, madness and murder, swordfights, soliloquies, and two of the most compelling characters ever created…
Part myth and part morality play, a profound examination of the psychology of guilt and the forces that influence human action, this great supernatural thriller makes the perfect finale to the Halloween season!” –from the company websiteRead More
"What is identity based on when you strip everything else away? How do we identify inside all of our social and familial circles? How do we identify inside of ourselves?
ear is an exploration of one of Shakespeare's most daunting and famous texts, King Lear, combining the stylistic expression of the internationally renowned company Passion in Practice, New York Shakespeare Company and the "gritty, dirt on your knees Shakespeare" approach you've come to know and love from Seven Stages Shakespeare Company.
By exploring this play through the lens of Alzheimer's Disease, we hope to drive a dialogue about memory and legacy on a personal, communal and global level.
Stripping the space to its bare bones, we'll explore one of Shakespeare's most daunting and famous texts-- the story of a family dealing with what they are all capable of in the face of inevitable loss and the power and beauty of forgiveness in those trying times.”Read More
Haunted by the prophecies of three nightmarish witches and bolstered by his ambitious wife, Macbeth's thirst for power propels him down a path of tyranny, murder and madness. Featuring butoh-inspired choreography and gruesome stage combat, Hart's aggressive cut, set in a mythological Scotland, promises to be an unnerving and eerie fusion of classic and modern futility.Read More
“The streets are full of protest. Economic inequality strains the social fabric. Debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust. It’s election year in Rome, 493 B.C.E., and as unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion, the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country’s finest. But beneath this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one principled man’s emotional blindness.” –- information from the Red Bull websiteRead More
The Nevada Conservatory Theatre kicks-off the Halloween season with Shakespeare's ghostly Macbeth October. 14-30 in the Black Box Theatre. Darren Weller directs. A Scottish general receives a prophecy from three witches that changes the course of his life. Driven by ambition to become King, Macbeth will kill anyone that gets in his way. Paranoia, deception, and treachery consume Macbeth and his wife, as they come to terms with his prophesied fate.Read More
"This season, Theater at Monmouth’s Shakespeare in Maine Communities Tour brings classic literature to students across Maine with an 80-minute version of The Tempest. The text was adapted to streamline the plot and help students connect more strongly to Shakespeare’s verse, themes, and relevance to a modern audience. Shakespeare in Maine Communities’ workshops and extended residencies offer students the opportunity to study, explore, and view classic literature through performance."Read More
“Lovers and Madmen is a Los Angeles based Theatre Production company. producing the works of Shakespeare as well as other classical and modern writers. We perform all over the Los Angeles Area and bring artistic integrity, quality, and vision to everything we do. We have worked with the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood, and Pasadena to help bring free Shakespeare in the Park to communities and families across the city.”Read More
To quote the play, ‘something is rotten in the state of Denmark’ and yet, ‘there is no thing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’ Accordingly, this production is far from ‘traditional.’ Zeroing in on divergences of perception and reality, of thoughts and actions, director Matt Hill and Inner Circle Theatre stage a multimedia adaptation of the 400-year-old classic.Read More
Brave Spirits Theatre brings Alexandria, Egypt, to Alexandria, VA, with Antony and Cleopatra. Performed by an ensemble cast of only ten, this epic story of two lovers torn between their passions for each other and their duties to their countries is produced in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.Read More
Two generations overcome past wrongs and misjudgments in this exotic and magical saga. Obsessive King Leontes accuses his queen, Hermione, of having an affair and sentences her to a trial. Meanwhile their infant daughter gets spirited away to a distant shore. Sixteen years later, through fate and love, the young woman discovers her true heritage and reunites her family.Read More
“Public Works, The Public’s local and national initiative that invites diverse communities across New York to join in creating ambitious works of theater, celebrates its fourth year at the Delacorte with an enchanting new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with music and lyrics by the critically acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub. Professional artists and community members from partner organizations in all five boroughs perform together on stage in this love story that follows the young heroine Viola, who disguises herself as a man when she washes up on the shores of Illyria. When Viola’s new boss, Duke Orsino, sends her to win over his unrequited love, the Countess Olivia, Viola’s disguise proves too effective, and the Countess falls for the young girl dressed as a boy instead. Artistic Director of Baltimore’s Center Stage, Kwame Kwei-Armah, directs this musical fever dream about love in all its many disguises, and transformative power of walking a mile in another's shoes.” –description from the Public Theater website.Read More
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Presented in English
Washington Square Park, New York City, New York, USA
August 20 – 21, 2016
Shakespeare in the Square
Directed by Dan Hasse
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“We kick off the season with the beloved annual Washington tradition, Free For All, bringing back STC favorite Ethan McSweeny with The Tempest. In McSweeny’s glittering production, Prospero’s magical island explodes with life, hosting sprites, goddesses and fools that hold court and delight all ages.
Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan and now a powerful magician, raises a great storm to wreck the vessel bearing his betrayers onto the shores of the mysterious island he has made his home. There, attended upon by his daughter, a magical sprite and a villainous prisoner, Prospero leads them through a mysterious dream on the course from vengeance to reconciliation. Trickery and magic, romance and revenge set the stage for Shakespeare’s crowning masterpiece.” –from company websiteRead More
“This comical-tragical, tragical-comical tale of an underdog actor and his foolish band of woodland compatriots is riotous fun for the whole family!
In celebration of Shakespeare's 400 year legacy, So Please You brings Shakespeare's (almost) silent heroes – characters on the fringes, the small-part superheroes of Elizbethan theater – out of the wings and into the limelight! Stemming from the story of a servant named Dennis who appears only once in Shakespeare's As You Like It, our family-friendly farce traces this underdog's journey as a struggling actor who discovers friends, foes, and plenty of tomfoolery along his uphill climb to stardom. There will be foolishness. There will be music. There will be fun. Bring the family!” –description from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival websiteRead More
“Six young cosplayers' friendships are tested as they prepare for an anime convention's scene contest from Madsummer! - a modern-day anime Midsummer Night's Dream. A comedy about finding your tribe and chasing your own mad dreams.” (description from Fringe Programme)Read More
“Nature versus nurture? Are villains born or bred? Can they ever find true redemption? Theater OCU explores Shakespeare's most villainous characters - Macbeth, Iago, Aaron, Tamora and Lady Macbeth - and asks the question: what is bad Shakespeare?” --description from Fringe programme
This exploration of Shakespeare's villains focused on, among others, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Iago, Tamora and Aaron, and Angelo from Measure for Measure.Read More
"Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy’s best friend meets girl and also loves girl. Hilarity ensues as love is professed, secret plans are made, and friendships are betrayed. This early romantic comedy takes a gleeful look at the fickle nature of young love and features one of Shakespeare’s most engaging comic heroines, two of his funniest clowns, and the best role ever for a dog.” –from the company websiteRead More