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With Hey, Ho, The Wind And The Rain: Weather News

We make every effort to perform outdoors, but if weather intervenes, we do have alternate locations.

Aug 4 – Cahoon Park, Bay Village: In case of rain, the alternate location is Bay United Methodist Church (29931 Lake Rd).

UPDATE: the forecast is clearing and the ground at Cahoon Park is firm. We’ll be setting up for an outdoor performance tonight.

Please check back to this page around 6pm on Friday night for up-to-the-minute updates.

Saturday, Aug. 5: we will perform at Sim Park, rain or shine.

Sunday, Aug 6: No rain is predicted, but if needed, the alternate space is Pilgrim Church, just across W 14th St from the Lincoln Park.

If you’re looking for our regular tour schedule, click here.

2017 Summer Touring Schedule

All performances begin at 7pm.  Please bring a blanket or low-slung chair.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Adapted and Directed by Lisa Ortenzi

Click location to open a map

Friday, June 16: PEACE Park, Cleveland Hts
Saturday, June 17: Notre Dame College, South Euclid
Sunday, June 18: Bedford Public Square, Bedford
Friday, June 23: Salvation Army Community Center, East Cleveland
Saturday, June 24: Lakewood Park
Sunday, June 25: Public Square, Downtown Cleveland
Friday, June 30: Shaker Heights Community Colonnade
Saturday, July 1: Garfield Historic Site, Mentor
Sunday, July 2: Lincoln Park, Tremont

MACBETH
Adapted and Directed by Tyson Douglas Rand

Friday, July 21: PEACE Park, Cleveland Hts
Saturday, July 22: Public Square, Downtown Cleveland
Sunday, July 23: Grove Amphitheater, Mayfield Village
Friday, July 28: Notre Dame College, South Euclid
Saturday, July 29: Lakewood Park
Sunday, July 30: City of Mentor Amphitheater
Friday, August 4: Cahoon Park, Bay Village
Saturday, August 5: Sims Park, Euclid
Sunday, August 6: Lincoln Park, Tremont

Volunteers Needed!
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Sweet and Twenty – A Benefit for CleveShakes!

“Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty.
Youth’s a stuff will not endure” – Twelfth Night

Please join us on Sunday, May 21 from 5-8pm to enjoy a few delectables, reminisce and celebrate 20 years of FREE OUTDOOR SHAKESPEARE in Cleveland!

Speakeasy at Bier Markt
1948 W 25th St
Sunday May 21 5-8pm

$25 per person



If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation to help make our 20th Anniversary season a success!




Listen to WCLV interview with TIMON OF ATHENS director David Hansen and lead actor Luke Brett

WCLV 104.9 FM afternoon host Mark Satola interviewed David and Luke about THE LIFE OF TIMON OF ATHENS and CSF.  Have a listen!
http://wclv.ideastream.org/wclv/cleveland-shakespeare-festival-david-hansen-and-luke-brett

Scene Magazine names CSF “Best Outdoor Arts Experience” for 2015

We’re very grateful to the kind folks at Scene Magazine, Cleveland’s free weekly newspaper, for including us as the “Best Outdoor Arts Experience” in their “Best of 2015” issue.

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is an exciting event series in Cleveland, but it’s still somewhat under-the-radar, particularly among those who aren’t totally plugged into the region’s theater scene. Often enough, passersby out for a gentle walk — through, say, Lakewood Park — have stumbled upon a performance of, say, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ This year, take the time to look up the group’s schedule and make an evening of it. Pack a picnic, bring your friends. Shakespeare is timeless stuff, and Cleveland is lucky to have such a wellspring of talent to deliver the good bard’s finest works each summer.

 

CSF recognized by BBC America blog as one of “10 British Things about Cleveland”

http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/01/10-british-things-about-cleveland-oh/

The editor notes that the Open Mic Shakespeare reading series sounds ‘utterly intriguing’.  Consider yourself invited, BBC America!