*****COVID-19 UPDATE – this event will not be held in 2020*****
Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale are this year’s offerings at the 2019 Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Shows run at the Heritage Amphitheatre in beautiful Hawrelak Park. The comedy, Two Gentlemen of Verona, plays on even dates and most matinees, while the tragedy, The Winter’s Tale, runs on odd dates with two matinees. Shows run rain or shine. There are no shows Mondays. Tuesday through Sunday evening shows are at 8pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2pm.
Want to introduce Shakespeare to the kids, but not sure they’ll follow the whole show? Thou Art Here Theatre offers fun and interactive puppet shows to introduce the plot before the main performance. These 15-minute primers are perfect for the whole family! These run on opening nights, as well as Tuesdays, Saturdays (both shows) and the Sunday matinees.
Freewill Shakespeare Festival:
When: June 18 – July 14, 2019
Time: Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park