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Seattle Shakespeare (Etc!) Readthrough Group Message Board Archive › At Least Eight Shakespeare Plays in Parks and in Theaters June through August

At Least Eight Shakespeare Plays in Parks and in Theaters June through August

user 10519682
Seattle, WA
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At Least Eight Shakespeare Plays in Parks and in Theaters June through August

Seattle Shakespeare Company As You Like It (May 30 - Jun 24)
This is a great cast, and sound and lights add so much; definitely the best production of this play of the few we have seen. Tickets are available online and at the box office for $24.00 each. The least expensive way to see any show with Seattle Shakespeare is to get a Groundling button for $5.00; any seat left on the day of any show is $10.00.

Intiman Theatre Romeo and Juliet (Jul 6 - Aug 26)
A great cast is lined up. Tickets for $30.00 each are available at the box office one hour before any scheduled show, or at ticketmaster. Pay-what-you-can tickets will be available for the two preview performances - Friday, July 6, and Tuesday, July 10 - one hour before the performance, on the day of the show, at the box office only. Otherwise half-price rush tickets will be available to students and seniors (65+) one hour before curtain time at the box office.

Wooden O Shakespeare in the Park Twelfth Night & A Winter’s Tale (Jul 12 - Aug 12)
It is always fun to spend time at the International Fountain and then enjoy the double feature on the lawn at Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion on the last Sunday in July. Free; various venues.

Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Tour of King Lear (Jul 1 - Jul 15)
A great cast is lined up. See this play outdoors at Seward Park in Seattle or indoors at Seattle University Lee Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free, but reservations are requested.

GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park The Taming of the Shrew & Henry VIII (Jul 13 - Aug 18)
Free; various venues.­

Young Shakespeare Workshop touring Othello (Jul 15 - Aug 22)
(YSW returning high school students; auditon-based, tuition-free; YSW recent recipient of 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award) Free.

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival in Volunteer Park (Jul 14-15)
Several different theater companies have productions of Shakespeare at this festival this summer.­
http://www.jetcityimp...­ (Wing-It Productions Jet City Improv - improvisational comedy)­ (Last Leaf Productions - touring performances for young audiences)
http://www.shakesnw.o...­ (Skagit River Shakespeare Festival)

Portland Shakespeare Festival The Season of Lear; Lear’s Follies (Jul 11 - Aug 5) & King Lear (Jul 18 - Aug 4)
Tickets are $30.00 each for one show or $25.00 each for both shows. Discounts for groups of ten or more people. Tickets are also available through­ for $15.00 each ($4.50 service fee). Portland, Oregon.
Nancy E.
user 33143252
Seattle, WA
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Wow, thank you Laurie, researcher and play-goer extraordinaire! That "Groundling" button is something I will definitely check into!
A former member
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This is in Olympia, which may be too far for most to roam..... Still, just in case, here's the scoop:



By William Shakespeare

Animal Fire Theatre is proud to announce that our 2012 Priest Point Park production will be Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Often cited as the most influential piece of literature in the English language, Hamlet is the crown jewel of the Shakespearian cannon. The story is both a revenge tragedy and an infinitely complex meditation on life, death, and humanity. We invite you to see the piece that people have been fascinated with over 400 years, as we present a fast, raw, and physically intense staging of the greatest play ever written, in the beautiful setting of Priest Point Park. All performances will be free to the public.

Directed by Austen Anderson, performances are scheduled to run for three weekends. The dates are Thursdays through Sundays, July 19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29, and August 2,3,4, and 5. All performances will be at 7:00 P.M. The location will be the same as the last 2 years, across the parking lot from the Playground at Priest Point Park.

Animal Fire Theatre is a fierce, young company, developed by Austen Anderson, whose mission is the staging of classical texts in rough, energetic, and modern ways. Comprised of young passionate artists, Animal Fire Theatre explores the breadth of human instinct and impulses in order deeply explore self and character. To find these impulses AFT members employ a number of non-traditional rehearsal methods to heighten their physical and emotional awareness, including an exercise where each actor embodies, portrays, and interacts with the other actors as an animal in order to connect to their characters motivations. This wild method of rehearsal often draws curious park-goers to investigate the source of the strange growls, howls, barks, grunts, and roars emanating from our rehearsal meadow. Yet audience and actor agree, the process creates a powerful energy that makes each AFT production captivating and memorable.

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