Strike up the band and put on your dancing shoes! GreenStage is delighted to announce our 2018 season, which will mark our 30th summer of doing free Shakespeare in Seattle-area parks! Huzzah!!
Here’s what we have planned for you:
The Three Musketeers, directed by Erin Day
In our decades of doing Shakespeare in the Park, we’ve noticed that nothing pleases audiences of all ages like a good sword fight. You will LOVE this one!
Henry IV, part 1, directed by Amelia Meckler Bowers
It’s the second in a series of plays looking at the reigns of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V. Eagle-eyed GreenStage fans will remember that we did Richard II last summer, and you might guess that Henry IV, part 2 will follow next year and Henry V in 2020. That’s our vision, anyway.
Backyard Bard: The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale, directed by Jenny Crooks
Our abbreviated plays for more intimate spaces will include a comedy and a romance. Backyard Bard is done with the same four actors portraying all of the characters in both plays.
We’re still finalizing our schedule; with more than sixty performances in twenty-plus parks, there are a lot of moving pieces. The season will run from roughly July 13 through August 18. The Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival will be July 14–15 at Volunteer Park.
Coming in the fall:
Hard Bard: Titus Andronicus directed by Tony Driscoll
Hard Bard returns with the director and the play that started it all! How many more hilarious ways can blood be spilled, especially on people sitting in the front row. Dates, times, and places to be determined.
Go see a play!