Cleveland Shakespeare Festival opening 21st season

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is starting its 21st season of free Shakespeare in the park in public spaces throughout Northeast Ohio.

“Troilus and Cressida,” adapted and directed by David Hansen, is touring from June 15 through July 1:

  • June 15: Coventry PEACE Park, Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights
  • June 16: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood
  • June 17: Bedford Public Square
  • June 22: Toby’s Plaza, 11440 Uptown Ave., Cleveland (next to MOCA)
  • June 23: Grove Amphitheater, 425 N. Commons Road, Mayfield Village
  • June 24: Sims Park, 23131 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid
  • June 29: Tremont Lincoln Park: 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland
  • June 30: The James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor
  • July 1: Public Square, downtown Cleveland

“Twelfth Night,” adapted and directed by Anne McEvoy, is touring from July 20 through Aug. 5:

  • July 20: Coventry PEACE Park, Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights
  • July 21: Cahoon Park, Bay Village
  • July 22: Grove Amphitheater, 425 N. Commons Road, Mayfield Village
  • July 27: Sims Park, 23131 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid
  • July 28: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood
  • July 29: City of Mentor Amphitheater, 8600 Munson Road, Mentor
  • Aug. 3: Public Square, downtown Cleveland
  • Aug. 4: Bedford Public Square
  • Aug. 5: Tremont Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland

All shows begin at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and be seated prior to the start of the performance.

For more information, visit cleveshakes.com.


Image: The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival performed “The Taming of the Shrew” in 2017 at James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor. (Carrie Garland)

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