Shakespeare in the Park 2019

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Interested in Shakespeare in the Park 2020?

Shakespeare in the Park brings classic plays to Klahanie Park performed by the Seattle Shakespeare Company. Grab your picnic blanket or low-back chair and come enjoy the play. All events are free and open to the public!

July 20, 2019
Romeo and Juliet:

From first shy glance, to a stolen moment away from disapproving eyes, to whirlwind romance that races to a dire conclusion, two love-struck teenagers risk everything to be together. Caught between their feuding families, Romeo and Juliet struggle to overcome generations of hatred and build a world where their love can thrive. Twists and tragedy hinder their desire to be together until they decide to take a chance on a daring scheme that hurtles them to their final fate.

The story of Romeo and Juliet is a series of escalating events that lead to desperate outcomes. Intense passions rage on both sides with love mirroring hate. The choice to embrace your enemy comes at a terrible cost for these two young people and also for their community.

The cultural influence of the world’s greatest and most enduring love story can’t be denied. The story resonates with all ages. Featuring an all-female company, our production takes inspiration from Shakespeare’s original casting practice, but with a modern sensibility giving a whole new look at this classic story.

July 27, 2019
Twelfth Night:

After a shipwreck separates Viola from her twin brother, so begins a whirlwind of mistaken identities and unrequited love on the coast of Illyria. Ever resourceful, Viola disguises herself, sets out to conquer this strange land, and starts serving as a go-between for two lovesick households. When she falls in love with her employer, Viola gets caught up in a romantic knot that she must untangle. Just when things stretch to the brink of bedlam, her twin appears and the puzzle pieces come together.

One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Twelfth Night brims with a lust for life and a longing for love. Shakespeare’s intrepid heroine matches wits with vivid and captivating characters who keep the sidesplitting antics rolling. 

Romance and laughter on a summer night is a balm for the soul. Featuring an all-male cast, Twelfth Night takes inspiration from Shakespeare’s original casting practice, but with a contemporary twist to give you a whole new look at this play.

Parking

Parking lot; additional parking available at Challenger Elementary, 25200 SE Klahanie Blvd.

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