Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announces
2013 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 7:00pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The library Amphitheater – Maysville KY
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to present the seventh annual FREE Shakespeare in the Park summer tour at local parks around Cincinnati and beyond this summer!
Cincinnati, June 7, 2013 – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to present the 2013 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour sponsored by Kroger. CSC will present 20 performances of their touring productions of “Romeo & Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area at local community parks and venues. These performances are FREE and open to the public! “Romeo & Juliet” is directed by CSC Ensemble Member Nicholas Rose and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is directed by CSC Education Associate Miranda McGee. Both of these shows will have a classic Elizabethan style and feature original Shakespeare performance practices. The cast features six actors from CSC Resident Ensemble.
Following the Park Tour, these shows will travel and tour to local schools, community centers, venues and other performing arts locations through May 2014. Last year, CSC’s FREE Shakespeare in the Park tour had nearly 5,000 people in attendance!
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues to partner with Cincinnati Parks and Recreation and offers free performances at Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park, Burnet Woods and Mt. Echo Park as well as the new Smale Riverfront Park. Shakespeare in the Park will also tour to Washington Park again as well as parks in Madeira, Colerain, Glendale and Monroe, OH and Burlington, Edgewood and even Maysville, KY! Shakespeare in the Park will also be returning to Vinoklet Winery for two performances.
All performances are free- no ticketing or advanced reservation required although it is advisable to arrive early as the performances can be very popular!
Currently, the Shakespeare in the Park tour has 20 performances scheduled. For a complete list, including show titles and info on the venues, visit this page:
CSC has also partnered with the Free Store Food Bank and will be collecting canned good and non-perishable items at certain park locations. Check cincyshakes.com for more information.
Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free. All performances are open to all and are general admission, open seating. Arriving early is recommended for best seating. For questions regarding inclement weather or for details and rules regarding outside food and drink, please call the individual parks and venues.
For additional information on CSC’s 2013 Shakespeare in the Park Tour or for interviews with the directors or any member of the company contact Jeanna Vella, Director of Education & Communication at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.381.2273 x. 3202.
About 20th Anniversary Season:
The 20th Anniversary is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company receives operating support from The Ohio Arts Council and is supported, in part, by the generosity of thousands of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The season design sponsor is Judge Mark Painter. Production dates and info on the 20th Anniversary are available online at www.cincyshakes.com.
About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages. Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, CSC produces a dozen mainstage productions each season. CSC employs a resident company of actors and artists who live and work in Cincinnati year-round, and performs on a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs see an average of 18,000 students each season by taking Shakespeare into schools, parks, community centers and by hosting educational matinees of mainstage productions at its home on Race Street. This season, CSC is proud to become one of only five theaters in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. CSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Fo more information:
Jeanna Vella, Director of Education & Communications, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
513.381.2273 ext. 3202