It’s FREE to attend The Public Theater of Minnesota’s production of Romeo & Juliet this July in St. Louis Park. If you would like to obtain premier seating, Goldstar is offering VIP seating for $2 a ticket.
One of Shakespeare’s most heartbreaking and accessible tales, Romeo and Juliet is a poignant illustration of the way human conflict can lead to unnecessary tragedy. The title characters are two adolescents swept up in the overwhelming passion of young love. An ongoing war between their two families results in elopement, scandal and thrilling duels to the death. The young lovers’ intricate plan to be together in spite of their feuding families and Juliet’s arranged marriage goes disastrously awry, leading to a heartbreaking conclusion.
July 6-22 8pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Veterans’ Amphitheater (St. Louis Park, MN)
Wolfe Park 3700
St. Louis Park MN 55416
The Strange Capers will be performing The Comedy of Errors at multiple venues around the Twin Cities. Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon outside!
The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s earliest plays. It is his shortest and one of his mostfarcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play.
Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1, 2:00pm
The Ampitheater on the east side of the campus of
Bloomington Civic Plaza
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Saturdays and Sundays, July 7-15, 2pm
2400 15th Ave. S.
The Cromulent Shakespeare Company presents free performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare’s silly farce filled with colorful characters, physical comedy, music and audience participation.
The Merry Wives of Windsor centers around courtship: three potential suitors vie for the affections of the lovely and eligible Anne Page while opportunist Sir John Falstaff attempts to woo two married women of Windsor. Hilarity ensues with disguises, mistaken identity and busybody matchmaking. “Think of it as an Elizabethan ‘Real Housewives of Windsor’,” says director Erin Caswell.
Sorry, I kind of dropped the ball and you’re getting really late notice this year. At least it’s not too late to see a show! Thanks to Pocket Your Dollars for a reminder.
Shows are held on multiple dates at various Metro Area locations. Click for a full schedule.
Shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria, twins end up in the world of a lovesick duke, a grieving countess and her raucous court. All while mistaken identity, comic pranks, and the madness of love keep the action in motion. Music by Eric Mayson and an unexpected ending will surely enchant audiences of this family-friendly production.
Come see some Shakespeare in the park – for free! The Strange Capers are putting on Twelfth Night for multiple dates in July. The play is held at 3400 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Click here for a full performance schedule.
For more Shakespeare in the park, see my other post regarding Julius Caesar by the Cromulent Shakespeare Company.
Nothing is new–even in politics. In this play, a close friend of Julius Caesar is cajoled into joining a group of vengeful conspirators who fear that Caesar is becoming too powerful. The conspiracy is successful, but was it to the nation’s benefit? Lessons unlearned in history, plague us still.
Come watch a free production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar by the Cromulent Shakespeare Company at local parks in the Twin Cities this June.
This weekend there are two shows:
Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m. – Lake Phalen Park, 1615 Phalen Dr., St. Paul
Sunday, June 19, 12 Noon – Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S, Edina