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Shakespeare Plays and Festivals (Updated August 19, 2014)

 

Compiled by

Louise Geddes

Assistant Professor of English

Adelphi University

213 Harvey Hall
One, South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

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UNITED STATES 

 

Alabama

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery. “Timon of Athens” (April 25 – May 24), “The Taming of the Shrew” (May 16 – May 24). www.asf.net

 

Alaska

The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Fairbanks. “As You Like It” (July 11 – 27) fstalaska.org

 

Arizona

Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (October 11 – 26). swshakespeare.org

Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson. “Romeo and Juliet” (Tucson: February 28 – March 21, 2015) Phoenix: March 26 – April 12, 2015). arizonatheatre.org

 

 

ARKANSAS

 

Arkansas Shakespeare Theater, June 5-29. Village at Hendrix in Conway and the Argenta Arts District in North Little Rock: “Two Gentlemen of Verona”. At Reynolds Performance Hall, Arkansas Shakespeare: “Hamlet,” “The Comedy of Errors” (866) 810-0012, arkshakes.com.

 

 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

African American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco. “Much Ado About Nothing” (May 3 – 25). http://www.african-americanshakes.org 

 

A Noise Within, Pasadena. The Tempest (Sept 7 - Nov 22, 2014). Julius Caesar (Mar 22 - May 8, 2015). http://www.anoisewithin.org

 

California Shakespeare Theater, Orinda. “The Comedy of Errors” (June 25 -July 20), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Sept. 3 – 28). (510) 548-9666, calshakes.org.

 

Festival Theatre Ensemble, Los Gatos. “Julius Caesar” (May 31 – June 27), “Much Ado About Nothing” (June 6 – 28). http://www.fteshakes.org

 

Marin Shakespeare Company, San Rafael “As You Like It” (July 12 – August 10), “Romeo and Juliet” (July 26 – September 28). MarinShakespeare.org

 

Murphy’s Creek Theatre, Murphys. “Twelfth Night” (June 13 – July 19), “I Hate Hamlet” (August 1 – September 6). http://murphyscreektheatre.org

 

The Old Globe, San Diego. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre: “Othello,” (June 22 – July 27), “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (August 10 – September 14). (619) 234-5623, theoldglobe.org.

 

Pacific Repertory Theatre, Carmel. The Golden Bough Theatre: “The Winter’s Tale” (October 3 – 19). http://www.pacrep.org/

 

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, Sacramento. “Much Ado About Nothing” (July 3 – August 5). http://www.sacramentoshakespeare.net

 

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco. “The Taming of the Shrew” (touring June 28 – September 21), “As You Like It” (touring, dates TBA). Sfshakes.org

 

Shakespeare Santa Monica, Santa MonicaAs You Like It (Aug 21st- Sept 14th), Comedy of Errors (Aug 28th- Sept 21st). Shakespearesantamonica.com

 

Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company, Santa Clara. “The Taming of the Shrew” (June 13 – 29), “Othello” (July 25 – August 29). http://www.shadyshakes.org/season/index.php

 

Shakespeare by the Sea, San Pedro. “Hamlet” (June 12 - August 15), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (June 12 – August 16). http://www.shakespearebythesea.org

 

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles. “Romeo and Juliet” (July 8 – 26). http://www.shakespearecenter.org/

 

The Woodward Shakespeare Festival, Fresno. “Macbeth” (June 19-July 12), “The Taming of the Shrew” (July 24 – August 16), “The Tempest” (August 28 – September 20). www.woodwardshakespeare.org

 

 

COLORADO

 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Boulder. Mary Rippon Theater: “The Tempest” (June 6-Aug. 10), “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (June 27-Aug. 9). University Theater: “I Hate Hamlet” (June 14-Aug. 10) and “Henry IV, Part One” (July 17-Aug. 10), “Henry IV, Part Two” (July 27 – August 3). (303) 492-8008, coloradoshakes.org.

 

 

CONNECTICUT

 

Capital Classics, Hartford. “All’s Well That Ends Well” (July 24 – August 10). http://www.capitalclassics.org

 

Connecticut Free Shakespeare, Bridgeport. “As You Like It” (July 30 – August 10). http://www.ctfreeshakespeare.org

 

Elm Shakespeare Festival, New Haven. “Pericles” (August 14 – 31). http://www.elmshakespeare.org

 

Shakespeare on the Sound, Norwalk.  June 12-29. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” (203) 299 1300.,Shakespeareonthesound.org

 

 

DELAWARE

 

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Wilmington. “Hamlet” (July 11 – 27). http://www.delshakes.org

 

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 

Shakespeare Theater Company, Sidney Harman Hall: “Henry IV, Part One ” (March 25 – June 7), “Henry IV, Part Two” (April 1 – June 8), (202) 547-1122, shakespearetheatre.org.

 

 

FLORIDA

 

Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Orlando. “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (February 4 – March 7, 2015), “Henry V” (Feburary 18 – March 22).  http://www.orlandoshakes.org/

 

 

GEORGIA

 

Georgia Shakespeare Company, Atlanta. “As You Like It” (June 4 – 29), “Henry V”  (October 1 – 26). GAShakespeare.org

 

The New American Shakespeare Tavern, Atlanta. “Antony and Cleopatra” (June 7 – 29), “The Taming of the Shrew (July 3 – 20), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (July 24 – August 10), “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” (August 14 – 24), “The Comedy of Errors” (August 28 – September 7). http://www.shakespearetavern.com/

 

 

IDAHO

Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise. “As You Like It” (June 6 – 27), “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (August 1 – 30). http://www.idahoshakespeare.org

 

 

ILLINOIS

 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (July 18 – August 17). The Globe Theatre on Tour: “Hamlet” (July 28 – 30). “Henry V” (April 29 – June 15), “King Lear” (September 9 – November 9), “Pericles” (November 30 – January 18, 2015), “Dunsinane”  (February 28 – March 22, 2015). (312) 595-5600, chicagoshakes.com.

 

First Folio Theatre, Oak Brook. “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (July 12 – August 10).  http://www.firstfolio.org

 

Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Bloomington. “Much Ado About Nothing” (July 11 – August 9), “Antony and Cleopatra” (July 13 – August 9).

 

Oak Park Festival, Oak Park. “Hamlet” (June 14 – July 19). http://oakparkfestival.com

 

 

INDIANA

 

Indiana Repertory Company, Indianapolis. “Two Gentlemen of Verona” (September 16 – October 19). Irtlive.com

 

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival  Patricia George Decio Theatre. “Henry IV” (August 19 – 31), “ Much Ado About Nothing” (September 17 – 19).  shakespeare.nd.edu

 

 

IOWA

 

Riverside Theatre, Iowa City. “Othello” (June 27 – July 6), “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” (June 20 – July 13).  Riversidetheatre.org

 

 

KENTUCKY

 

Kentucky Shakespeare, Louisville. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (June 10 – June 22), “Henry V” (June 27 – July 6), “Hamlet” (July 10 – July 27), “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (July 30 – August 3). http://kyshakespeare.com

 

Shakespeare Behind Bars, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, “Much Ado About Nothing” (May 12-14). http://www.shakespearebehindbars.org/programs/kentucky/llcc/

 

 

LOUISIANA

 

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (June 14- July 12), “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” (June 22 – July 19), “Twelfth Night” (July 21 – August 3). http://neworleansshakespeare.tulane.edu

 

 

MAINE

 

Mainestage Shakespeare, July 3-Aug. 9. “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Macbeth.” (207) 467-5118, (207) 646-5511, ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

The Theatre at Monmouth. “As You Like It” (July 10 – August 22), “Romeo and Juliet” (July 24 – August 24), 

 

 

MARYLAND

 

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Ellicott City. “As You Like It” (June 13-July 20),  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Richard II,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Comedy of Errors” (dates TBA). (410) 313-8661, chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston, July 23- August 10. “Twelfth Night.” (617) 426-0863, commshakes.org.

 

Hampshire Shakespeare Company, Amherst. “The Comedy of Errors” (July 9 – 20), “Julius Caesar” (July 22 – August 3). http://hampshireshakespearecompany.wordpress.com

 

The MIT Shakespeare Ensemble, Cambridge. “Othello” (Fall 2014). http://ensemble.mit.edu

 

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. “Shakespeare’s Will” (May 24 – August 24), “Julius Caesar” (June 27 – August 30), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (June 21 – August 30). (413) 637-3353, shakespeare.org.

 

 

MICHIGAN

 

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre, Frankfort, MI. “Richard II” (July 17 - 24), “Twelfth Night”  (July 18 - 25). http://www.lakesideshakespeare.org/lst/

 

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Jackson.  (July 17 – August 17). “Hamlet,” “Cymbeline.” (517) 998-3673, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=msf

 

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Grand Haven (touring). “Coriolanus” (June and July), “Two Gentlemen of Verona” (August and September), “Much Ado About Nothing” (November). http://www.pcshakespeare.com

 

 

MINNESOTA

 

Great River Shakespeare Festival, Winona. (June 25 – August 3). “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “Hamlet,” “Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead: “Troilus and Cressida.” Grsf.org 

 

Shakespeare and Company, White Bear Lake. (June 28 – August 3). “Julius Caesar,” “As You Like It.” http://www.shakespeareandcompany.org/

 

 

MISSOURI

 

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, St. Louis. “The Winter’s Tale” (June 17 – July 6). http://www.kcshakes.org

 

St. Louis Shakespeare, St. Louis. “Hamlet” (July 11 – 20), “Much Ado About Nothing” (October 17 – 25), “Henry VI” (March 20 – 29, 2015). http://www.stlshakespeare.org

 

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, St. Louis. “Henry IV” (May 4 – June 15), “Henry V” (May 4 – June 15). http://www.sfstl.com

 

 

MONTANA

 

Montana Shakespeare Company, Helena. “Much Ado About Nothing” (July 17 – August 16). http://montanashakespeare.org

 

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, touring. (May – September). “As You Like It,” “Romeo and Juliet.” http://www.shakespeareintheparks.org

 

 

NEBRASKA

 

Flatwater Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln, “The Comedy of Errors” (June 12  - July 6). 402-473-2897 http://www.flatwatershakespeare.org/default.php

 

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Elmwood Park, adjacent to the University of Nebraska, Omaha campus (June 19 – July 6). “The Tempest,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). nebraskashakespeare.com.

 

 

NEVADA

 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival “As You Like It” (July 11-Aug. 254). (800) 747-4697, laketahoeshakespeare.com.

 

 

NEW JERSEY

 

Hudson Shakespeare Company, Jersey City, NJ. “Twelfth Night” (June 12 – 28), “Cymbeline” (July 10 – 28), “Pericles” (August 7 – 23). http://hudsonshakespeare.homestead.com/.

 

Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey “The Tempest” (May 28 – June 22), “Henry VIII” (begins October 15), “Much Ado About Nothing” (Begins December 3). 408-5600, shakespearenj.org.

 

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

Delacorte Theater, Central Park. “Much Ado About Nothing” (June 3 – July 6 ), “King Lear” (July 22-Aug. 17), a special musical adaptation of “The Tempest” (Sept. 6-8). (212) 967-7555, shakespeareinthepark.org.

 

New York Classical Theatre, Prospect Park. “As  You Like It” (June 24 – 29). http://www.newyorkclassical.org

 

Park Avenue Armory, Manhattan. “Macbeth.” (May 31 – June 22). armoryonpark.org

 

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot,  Bryant Park. “Twelfth Night” (July 10 – 26), “Othello” (July 31 – August 16). Shakespeareintheparkinglot.com

 

 

NEW YORK STATE

 

Chautauqua Theater Company “The Tempest” (Aug. 8-15). (716) 357-6250, theater.ciweb.org.

 

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Garrison, June 11-Sept. 1. “Othello” (June 10 – Aug 27), “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (June 11 – August 29). (845) 265-9575, hvshakespeare.org.

 

Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Saratoga Springs. “Macbeth” (July 15 – 27), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (July 31 – August 1). http://www.saratogashakespeare.com

 

Shakespeare In Delaware Park, Buffalo. “Henry V” (June 19 -July 13) and “The Comedy of Errors” (July 24-Aug. 17). (716) 856-4533, shakespeareindelawarepark.org.

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

Montford Park Players, Asheville. “Henry V” (June 6 – 28), “The Taming of the Shrew” (August 1 – 23), “Coriolanus” (August 29 – September 30), “The Winter’s Tale” (October 9 – 26).   http://www.montfordparkplayers.org

 

 

NORTH DAKOTA

 

Capitol Shakespeare, Bismarck. “Macbeth” (June 23-27). http://www.capitolshakespeare.com

 

 

OHIO

 

The Actors Theatre of Columbus, Columbus. “Hamlet” (May 22 – June 22), “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (July 31 – August 31). http://theactorstheatre.org

 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati. (July 25, 2015 – July 15, 2015). “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” “Henry V,” “The Comedy of Errors,” “The Taming of the Shrew.” http://cincyshakes.com

 

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland. "Voodoo Macbeth" (May 23 - June 8), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (June6-29), "Romeo and Juliet" (July 18 - August 3).  http://www.cleveshakes.com

 

 

OKLAHOMA

 

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Oklahoma City. “Twelfth Night” (June 5 – 28), “Antony and Cleopatra” (July 3 – 18), “Pericles” (July 24 – 27), “Macbeth” (September 11 – 17). http://www.oklahomashakespeare.org/

 

Reduxion Theatre Company, Oklahoma City. “Henry V” (May 1 – 31). http://www.reduxiontheatre.com

 

 

OREGON

 

Northwest Classical Theatre Company, Portland. “Macbeth” (May 23 – June 22). http://www.nwctc.org

 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, through Nov. 3. “The Tempest,” “The Comedy of Errors,” “Richard III,” “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” (541) 482-4331, osfashland.org.

 

Portland Actors Ensemble, Portland. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (July 19 – September 1). http://www.portlandactors.com

 

City of Portland: 37 Plays, 2 Years, 1 City: Complete Works (April 2014 and April 2016):  http://www.completeworksproject.org/

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, Harrisburg. “Antony and Cleopatra” (May 30 – June 14). Gamutplays.org

 

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (June 18- July 13), “Macbeth” (July 17-August 3), “Women of Will” (July 20 – August 3 at DeSales University . (610) 282-9455, pashakespeare.org.

 

Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Philadelphia. “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (July 31 – August 17). “iHamlet” (September 17 – 28), “Henry V” (October 22 – November 16), “King Lear” (April 3 – May 24, 2015).  Phillyshakespeare.org

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

 

The Colonial Theatre, Westerly. “Twelfth Night” (July 31 – August 17). Thecolonialtheatre.org

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

South Carolina Shakespeare Company, Columbus. “Cymbeline” (May 1 – 10), http://www.shakespearesc.org.

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

 

The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, Vermillion. “The Taming of the Shrew” (June 13 – 15). http://www.sdshakespearefestival.org

 

 

TENNESSEE

 

Nashville Shakespeare Festival “As You Like It” (Aug. 14-Sept. 14). (615) 255-2273, nashvilleshakes.org.

 

Tennessee Stage Company, Knoxville. “Much Ado About Nothing” (July 16 – August 17), “Titus Andronicus” (July 18 – August 17).  http://tennesseestagecompany.com

 

 

TEXAS

 

Abilene Shakespeare Festival; Abilene, Texas. 2014 Productions: MacbethWilliam Shakespeare's Land of the Dead. http://www.acu.edu/academics/cas/theatre/productions/asf/

 

Austin Shakespeare, Austin. The Curtain Theatre: “The Tempest” (June 19 – 28). http://austinshakespeare.org

 

The Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens, Wimberly. “Richard III” (July 31 – August 9). http://www.emilyann.org

 

The Globe Theatre, Odessa. “Romeo and Juliet” (July 18, 19, 25, 26), “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” (September 19, 20, 26, 27). http://www.globesw.org

 

Shakespeare at Winedale, University of Texas, Austin. “The Taming of the Shrew” (July 17 – August 10). “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (July 18 – August 10). http://www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/winedale/Performances-And-Tickets/The-Plays.php

 

Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas. “Much Ado About Nothing” (June 18 – July 19), “Antony and Cleopatra” (September 12 – October 17). http://www.shakespearedallas.org

 

Shakespeare on the Rocks, El Paso.  “The Taming of the Shrew” (May 30 – June 1). http://www.shakespeareontherocks.com

 

Tablerock Festival of Salado, Salado. Shakespeare on the Rock, play TBA (September, 2014).  http://www.tablerock.org

 

Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Fort Worth (June 10 – 29). “The Tempest,” “The Comedy of Errors.” Trinityshakes.org

 

Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore. “Cymbeline” (June 26 – July 26), “Macbeth” (June 28 – July 27). Texasshakespeare.com

 

 

UTAH

 

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, June 24-Oct. 19. “Henry IV, part one,” “The Comedy of Errors,” “Measure for Measure,” “Twelfth Night.”  (800) 752-9849, bard.org.

 

 

VERMONT

 

Vermont Shakespeare Company “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (North Hero: August 9-10, Shelburne: August 13-14, Burlington: August 16-17). (877) 874-1911, vermontshakespeare.org.

 

 

VIRGINIA

 

American Shakespeare Center, Staunton. June 11-Sept. 1. "Macbeth,"  "Comedy of Errors," and "Cyrano de Bergerac." (877) 682-4236, ASCStaunton.com.

 

Henley Street Theatre, Richmond. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (June 12 – July 6). http://henleystreettheatre.org

 

Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Williamsburg. “Illyria” (June 25 – July 6), “Julius Caesar” (July 10 – 20). http://www.wm.edu/as/vsf/

 

 

WASHINGTON

 

Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle. Mainstage: “Twelfth Night” (October 21 – November 16), “Measure for Measure” (January 6 – Feburary 3, 2015), “Othello” (April 29 – May 17, 2015). Wooden O: (July 10 – August 3). “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (july 10 – August 10), “Julius Caesar.” http://www.seattleshakespeare.org

 

Greenstage, Seattle. (July 10 – August 15) “Othello,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “The Comedy of Errors.” www.greenstage.org

 

 

WISCONSIN

 

American Players Theater, Spring Green, June 7 –November 9. “Much Ado About Nothing,” Romeo and Juliet.” (608) 588-2361, americanplayers.org.

 

Door Shakespeare, Baileys Harbor, July 5-August 16. "King Lear" and "The Comedy of Errors." www.doorshakespeare.com.

 

Young Shakespeare Players, Madison. “The Tempest” (May 27 – August 3), “Much Ado About Nothing” (May 27 – August 4),  “Julius Caesar” (September 10 – December 14). http://youngshakespeareplayers.org

 

 

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