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Shakespeare in the Park

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For 30 years, GreenStage has been inspiring audiences to engage with the community via free live theatre performances in Puget Sound’s public spaces. This July and August, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company presents another round of free family fun with Henry IV, Part 1; The Three Musketeers; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; and The Winter’s Tale.

The intimate, outdoor settings of these performances encourage a new perspective and appreciation of Shakespeare’s characters and words. By bringing their productions to the parks, the actors and staff of the Shakespeare in the Park Company also hope to instill an appreciation for live theater, with a strong belief that it can be enjoyed in the same spirit as a picnic or a ballgame.
The Company offers two series: Shakespeare in the Park, and the Backyard Bard. The latter is for smaller parks in the greater Seattle area. From Camp Long and Volunteer Park to Salmon Bay Park and various playfields across the city, there are many locations and dozens of opportunities to enjoy a summer afternoon or evening with this long standing Seattle tradition! Jam-packed with performances, the Shakespeare in the Park schedule lists all the places and times. The GreenStage season runs July 13–August 18, 2018.