Shakespeare in the Park (Aug. 23 & 24)

Category: Special Events,

Shakespeare in the Park
Aug. 23rd & 24th

Friday, August 23rd
Agawam Park
7:00 p.m. “Kids & the Classics”
7:30 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, August 24th
Agawam Park
7:00 p.m. “Kids & the Classics”
7:30 p.m. The Tragedy of Richard III

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Four young lovers escape the tyranny of the court to find love in a magical forest. On the same night and in the same forest, the king and queen of the fairies declare war on each other, and a company of amateur actors meet to rehearse a play. See what happens when a mischievous sprite called Puck weaves their three stories into one.

The Tragedy of Richard III

After a long civil war, England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward. But Edward’s younger brother Richard, who helped him to the throne, grows restless in the shadows. Shakespeare’s searing drama chronicles the bloody rise and fall of the last English king to die on the battlefield.

Kids & the Classics

“Kids & the Classics” is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of "Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.