2019 Production: The Taming of the Shrew
Production Dates: July 19-21, 26-28 & August 2-4.
Enjoying Your Experience
- Cost: Free! Donations encouraged.
- Parking: Please carpool as parking is limited.
- Seating: Blankets and low lawn chairs.
- Food: *Bring a picnic. (Please "leave no trace").
- Pets: Service animals only.
- Restrooms: Onsite.
- Photos & Video: Allowed during performance.
* No glass containers or outside alcohol will be permitted.
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2018 Production: As You Like It
As You Like It is a pastoral play which illustrates the juxtaposition of Court life to life in the country. The play is about love, in all its forms. It also speaks to the concept that people are not always what they appear to be and that “the heart wants what the heart wants” – no matter the packaging. There are many other sub-themes such as betrayal between brothers, injustice, the inconstancy of life and situation, forgiveness and the ability of people to change.
2017 Production: Much Ado About Nothing
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About Much Ado About Nothing:
The pre-show in Webster’s Woods, co-written and performed by our young students, is your chance to learn the plot of Much Ado About Nothing. In addition, you'll become familiar with some of Shakespeare's language, and enjoy some of the wackiest, silliest antics we have ever presented. Shakespeare himself makes an appearance in this delightful romp, and a 15 minute version of Much Ado will be presented in modern English.
Much Ado About Nothing is set in the 1950's, with fun and color to spare. We open with a group of soldiers and their prince having returned from war, to stay with a prosperous family. Mayhem ensues. While this play is certainly a comedy, it explores very dark themes and portrays a great deal of suffering. The plot takes a devastating turn, but the fast pace, heightened humor and satisfying resolution mean the overall tone of the play is one of romantic, silly joy and irrepressible zest for life.
2016 Production: The Tempest
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About The Tempest:
A great storm shipwrecks the King of Naples, the Duke of Milan, and all their cronies on a strange and menacing island. Safe, but each grieving the loss of those who were separated, the castaways are unaware that powerful magic is behind their troubles, and a powerful wizard is bent on revenge.
Prospero, sorcerer and rightful Duke of Milan, was banished by his brother and marooned on the island when his daughter was an infant. He is determined to right the wrongs he suffered, and restore the birthright of his daughter, now grown into a beautiful young lady.
Aided by the magical inhabitants of the island, Prospero leads his victims through miserable and enormously entertaining misadventures. But can he foil a plot against his own life, and learn the gift of empathy after so many years of bitterness and rage?
2015 Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream
About A Midsummer Night's Dream:
Written in the mid-1590s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful creations. He draws from Greek mythology with many references to Greek gods and goddesses. A Midsummer Night's Dream explores the nature of romantic love. Its conclusion? The pursuit of love has the capacity to make us irrational and foolish. This play is the product of Shakespeare’s imagination and we get a front-row seat to experience all the different ways each character perceives reality and love.