The Studio@620 is partnering with St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival to produce SHAKESPEARE IN THE CITY for three weeks in Williams park, in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. This high-energy, musical adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” production, directed by Studio 620 Artistic Director and Founder Bob Devin Jones, will be free and open to all who want to attend. Three weekends of free performances will engage hundreds of audience members and volunteers. And we're hoping to engage you now.
In an effort to make "A Midsummer Night's Dream" accessible to everyone in of our community, we are offering free admission, for a world class presentation! However, free to attend doesn't mean free to produce-- a production of this size comes with equally large expenses, which is why your contributions are so important. We're asking you to help support the success of this landmark production with a financial contribution. YOU can make this play happen for everyone!
You gift will help us cover production costs including: actor salaries, creative team salaries, stage crew, production expenses (lighting, sound, set, costumes and props) -- You'll feel good knowing that you had a part in presenting one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies!
JOIN US FOR THE SHOW!
Opening night Friday October 26, 2018
Additional Performances Sunday October 28, 2018
Thursday-Sunday November 1-4 and 8-11, 2018
All shows start at 7:30 PM
Bring a chair or blanket for seating.
Williams Park is located at 350 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Why Bring Shakespeare to Williams Park?
After the award winning success of The Studio's 2017 production of Macbeth, we're anxious to do it again!
Our goal is to build on the success of this and previous outdoor Shakespeare productions in St. Petersburg and make it accessible to ever larger audiences! The Studio@620 is excited to be embarking on a partnership with St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival to produce Shakespeare in the City and bring culture to an important public space downtown.
You may recall, St. Petersburg had its own version of an outdoor Shakespeare production from 1986 to 2005, produced by American Stage, which drew audiences of up to 30,000 people every Spring. Our local tradition ended, however, when American Stage changed their programming focus to Broadway-style musicals. St. Pete Shakespeare Festival restarted the tradition in 2014 at University of South Florida, and even with limited resources and a mostly volunteer cast they drew small but enthusiastic audiences for Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and most recently, Romeo and Juliet. Now, together, we're ready to really WOW this City of the Arts from the very heart of downtown St. Petersburg!
- Jacob Wollman
- Gabby Harris
- Lynne Mormino
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- Sara Hood
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