Cleveland Shakespeare Festival fundraiser set for May 20

What: Play on! A fundraiser for the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

Where: Speakeasy at Bier Market (1948 W. 25 St., Cleveland)

When: 5 to 8 p.m. May 20

Why you should go: The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival presents theatrical productions in public spaces throughout Northeast Ohio in the summer months. On the calendar for the 21st season are “Troilus and Cressida” directed by David Hansen (June 15 through July 1), and “Twelfth Night” directed by Anne McEvoy (July 20 through Aug. 5). While the productions are free to attend, they cost money to produce:

Costs include: truck rentals, rehearsal and office space, insurance, stipends paid to our performers and production staff, set and costume construction, and much more. We are fortunate to receive support grants from foundations and agencies, but the bulk of our support comes from our audience – whether through after-performance donations or by coming out to our annual fundraiser.

How much: $25, which includes appetizers, pizza and hobnobbing with the folks of Cleveland Shakespeare Festival. Also part of the fun: a cash-bar, auction and raffle items.

How to get more information: Visit the Eventbrite page or

Image courtesy the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

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