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July 14 – September 4, 2017
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its tradition for over a decade of performing Shakespeare in the Park in communities across the tri-state area with The Merry Wives of Windsor and Romeo and Juliet this summer! CSC provides one of the largest programs for free outdoor Shakespeare in the nation, both in number of stops and the radius of the region visited. Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free and open to the public. There are no ticket or RSVPs required and all performances are general admission. For questions regarding a specific location’s policies on outside food and drink, etc. please contact the venue directly. See website for detailed schedule.
August 25 – October 29, 2017
Join ARB in our collaboration with the Cincinnati Museum Center this summer! Shakespeare’s First Folio will be coming to Cincinnati in August. Published in 1623, this volume is one of the most notable in the world. It toured with the Folger Shakespeare Library last year and will now make a stop in the Queen City. Alongside the First Folio, the exhibit will feature work from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, UC’s own Archives and Rare Books Library, Miami University, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County that all showcase how Shakespeare’s works have adapted over time. Not only will you get to see some rare and valuable pieces, but you’ll be able to interact with Shakespeare as well in interactive areas throughout the exhibit. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
September 8 -September 30, 2017
CSC inaugurates its brand new theater with one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lysander loves Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander. Demetrius loves Hermia. Helena loves Demetrius. No one loves Helena (poor Helena). This byzantine love quadrangle turns even more ludicrous when, lost in the woods on a midsummer’s eve, the love-struck quartet finds themselves at the mercy of a band of mischievous fairies armed with a potent love potion. Throw a scorned queen, a donkey’s head, and a troupe of enthusiastically inept actors into the fray, and before you know it you’ll be howling “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”