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2 Twelfth Nights in June May. 23rd, 2016 @ 01:53 pm
In June, Central Square Theater is hosting Bedlam doing Twelfth Night in rep with itself -- Twelfth Night (June 9 - July 10, 2016) and What You Will (June 10 - July 9 2016).

From their website:
Two different versions of the same play, both of them staged by the same director, Eric Tucker, and performed by the same five-person cast, whose members share between them all 12 parts!

What's the difference between Twelfth Night and What You Will?

"Twelfth Night,
performed in street clothes, is a drunken debauch that strips away much of the laughter" - The Wall Street Journal

"What You Will, is a bright-young-things revel in which the costumes of the white-clad actors are spattered from time to time with what we come to understand is their own hearts' blood." - The Wall Street Journal

cheap Shakespeare May. 18th, 2016 @ 10:13 am
Verse and Vodka is doing A Midsummer Night’s Dream May 13, 14, 20, and 21.

Arlington Elks Club, 56 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA
House and bar open at 7pm. Play begins at 8pm.

$10 tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or contact their box office.


Youthquake Theater, the Boston-area youth theater company run entirely by
kids and teens, presents its 12th Shakespearean production. The Winter's
Tale will be performed Friday and Saturday, June 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster
St., Arlington. Tickets are $5. For information call 781-648-5579 or visit

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Edited to add:

ASP & BAA present Othello May 19-21 -- a student production of Othello, directed by ASP Lead Teaching Artist Magda Spasiano, at Boston Arts Academy.

Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is located at 174 Ipswich St., Boston, and the performances will be held in the school’s black box theater on:
  • Thursday, May 19 at 7pm
  • Friday, May 20 at 3pm and 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 21 at 7pm

Seats are limited. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 students and seniors.
For tickets and info email Lindsay (at) actorsshakespeareproject.org

Audition for Spanish Tragedy in Somerville May. 17th, 2016 @ 08:31 pm
Theatre@First invites you to join the cast of The Spanish Tragedy!

May 25 & 26, 7-10pm
By appointment only

Directed by Mary Parker, this fun, fast-paced version of Thomas Kidd's classic revenge play (one of the sources for Hamlet) will take place in Tufts Park at Powderhouse Circle in Somerville on August 19-28. Come play in the park with the Spirit of Revenge in this madcap and murderous romp!

For more details and to schedule your audition, please visit:


Musical "Midsummer Night's Dream" at Hatch Shell, Wednesday, August 26 Aug. 22nd, 2015 @ 08:38 am
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Boston Landmarks Orchestra team up for the musical version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, with music by Felix Mendelssohn. The show will happen on Wednesday, August 26 at 7 pm at the Hatch Shell. (Rain date is Thursday, August 27.)

Brown Box Theatre presents "Taming of the Shrew" at various Boston-area locations, August 22-30 Aug. 22nd, 2015 @ 08:18 am
Brown Box Theatre brings a travelling production of Taming of the Shrew to various outdoor locations over the next week. All performances start at 7:30 pm.

August 22 - Cormier Youth Center | 36 Bartlet St, Andover MA
*rain location is indoors at the same address

August 23 - Atlantic Wharf | 290 Congress St, Boston
*rain location is indoors at the same address

August 27 - Castle Island, South Boston

August 28 - Martini Shell Park | 1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park

August 29 and 30 - Atlantic Wharf | 290 Congress St, Boston
*rain location is indoors at the same address
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» Romeo & Juliet at a Lynn Cemetery
Romeo & Juliet outdoors in a Lynn Cemetery

August 2nd at 1PM and 4PM
August 8th at 4PM
August 9th at 1PM and 4PM


They also have a Facebook page including an event page.
» free all-female Winter's Tale outside of Davis last 3 weekends in August
Below is an email I got about an upcoming show:
Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company is proud to present its summer production, William Shakespeare’s The Winters Tale, directed by Sarah Gazdowicz. The play is Shakespeare's genre transcending story of love, jealousy, loss and redemption. With some of the most extraordinary female characters and stories in Shakespeare's canon, this all female production examines a world where magical possibilities are ever present and tragedy, although irreversible, can still give way to new life and new joy.

The performances are produced as free outdoor events with the support of local Somerville businesses. The audience will be repositioned between acts.

The incredible cast includes Sarah Mass, Allison Gilman, April Singley, Leilani Ricardo, Caroline Markham, Kamela Dolinova, Mara Elisa Palma, Cassandra Meyer, Gail Shalan, and Juliet Bowler.

The brilliant design crew includes Julie Streeter (Production Manager), Elizabeth Ramirez (Stage Manager), Norma Heller (Costume Designer), Kat Nakaji (Set/Props Designer), Ben Leiberson (Lighting Designer/ME), Kiki Samko (Choreography), and Jeff Butcher (Sound/Musical Director).

Nathan Tufts Park (aka Powderhouse Park)
Somerville, MA

Admission is FREE

August 14th 6:00pm (OPENING NIGHT)
August 15th 2:00pm and 6:00pm (PRESS NIGHT)
August 16th 2:00pm and 6:00pm
August 21st 6:00pm
August 22nd 2:00pm and 6:00pm
August 23rd 2:00pm and 6:00pm
August 28th 6:00pm
August 29th 2:00pm and 6:00pm
August 30th 2:00pm and 6:00pm

For more information, visit: http://maidenphoenix.org/events

ABOUT MAIDEN PHOENIX THEATRE COMPANY: We are a Boston Fringe Theatre Company committed to telling stories about women: where we are, where we were, and where we are going. We are committed to giving opportunities to female theater artists, onstage and off, by having at least 51% female involvement in all aspects. We focus on plays that tell women's stories, past, present, and future, in the hopes of breaking down stereotypes, breaking through barriers, and reaching a more equal world.

» Shakespeare on the Common: King Lear

For Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 20th season production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, CSC is pleased to present King Lear for the very first time, with celebrated Boston actor Will Lyman in the title role and Artistic Director Steven Maler directing. King Lear follows the journey of the aging king, faced with his own mortality and mental decline as he tries to secure the legacy of his kingdom by dividing it amongst his three daughters. Only through loss—of status, of love, of loyalty—does King Lear learn what is truly resonant at the end of a life. For more information about the cast and the show, click here.

Performances will be July 22-August 9, 2015 on the Boston Common near the Parkman Bandstand, running Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 7pm; and one matinee on Saturday, August 8, 3pm. (Opening Night/Press Performance is Wednesday July 29 at 8pm).

Click here for more information on the Greenshow (1 hour prior to curtain)

Click here for more information on the Commonwealth Concerts (90 minutes prior to curtain)

Performances are free and open to the public. For reserved “Friends Section” chairs, special events and more information visit online at www.commshakes.org or call (617) 426-0863.

Click here for more information/to purchase Friends Section tickets

Weather hotline is 781-239-5972.

» Fair Verona - free family-friendly community arts days 7/10 (Allston), 7/11 (Dorch.) & 7/17 (Rox)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs, will present three free open-air, community arts days, Fair Verona Festivals in July 10, 11 and 17. It is the third part of the NEA “Our Town” Grant project each festival will feature workshops and performances by local artists in dance, music, visual artists plus a performance of CSC2’s Romeo & Juliet, which recently performed for a week at Boston’s Historic Strand Theater. Each festival will also feature Boys & Girls Club artists, interactive outdoor activities, food, and workshops. Community members who attend Fair Verona Festivals will receive a special invitation to enjoy King Lear at Free Shakespeare on the Common (July 22 - August 9) from the Friends Section.For more information about Fair Verona Festivals or Shakespeare OFF the Common, contact CSC’s Community Engagement Coordinator Marissa Friedman at mfriedman@commshakes.org or visit www.commshakes.org.

Fair Verona Festival dates:
Friday, July 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m at West End House Boys and Girls Club (Ringer Park, Allston, MA)
Participants include:
• Museum of Fine Arts
• Boston Ballet
• Pavoh, Inc. - Cole Brightbill, Lizzy Marella, Coda Sky
• Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s “Instrument Playground” Led by Assistant Conductor Kristo Kondakci
• Romeo & Juliet performed by CSC2, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s company of early-career actors
• Haley Hewitt, a harp player
• Rosalita’s Puppets

Saturday, July 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m at Blue Hill Club (Harambee Park, Dorchester, MA)
Participants include:
• Museum of Fine Arts
• Boston Ballet
• Urbanity Dance
• Federator No.1
• Haley Hewitt, a harp player
• Rosalita’s Puppets
• Romeo & Juliet performed by CSC2, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's company of early-career actors

Friday, July 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m at Yawkey Club of Roxbury (At the baseball field, Roxbury, MA)
Participants include:
• Museum of Fine Arts
• Boston Ballet
• Quartet of Happiness (presented through the Celebrity Series of Boston)
• Haley Hewitt, a harp player
• Rosalita’s Puppets
• Romeo & Juliet performed by CSC2, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s

Shakespeare OFF the Common is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant program. Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: City of Boston, Xfinity, The Boston Foundation, The Dorchester Reporter, Delta Dental, Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Boston Park & Recreation.
» The Tempest in Arlington
Verse and Vodka Theater is presenting a staged reading of The Tempest on May 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the Arlington Elks Club as the last play of their season.  Doors and bar open at 7pm.  The audience is welcome to bring their dinner (just buy your drinks there) and 8 tickets bought together will reserve you a table.  Show starts at 8.  The actors move throughout the audience with scripts in hand during the show.  Audience is welcome to stay until we close the place down at 11pm.

Tickets are available here - http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1387486
More information on Verse and Vodka Theater is available here - http://verseandvodka.com/
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