Few settings are more idyllic for a performance of The Bard’s than a leafy park.
Now in its tenth season, Shakespeare in Clark Park revisits the West Philadelphia green space for another summer of free outdoor theatrical performances.
Opening on Wednesday, July 29 and playing nightly at 7 p.m. through Sunday, August 2, the talented team behind Shakespeare in Clark Park presents its rendition of the multifaceted Shakespearean comedy The Winter’s Tale in a five-performance run in the natural amphitheater at verdant Clark Park.
An annual tradition, the yearly productions bring top-quality local actors to perform classic Shakespearean works and are incredibly well attended. Just one Saturday night performance can attract more than 1,000 people and their picnics.
This year’s production brings The Bard’s tragic romantic comedy — yes, all three — to life with a talented cast of actors and assistance from a children’s chorus made up of 25 Philadelphia-area children ages 5 to 13.
Note that inclement weather could force the show indoors to take place in Drexel’s Mandell Theater at 33rd and Chestnut streets.
Make plans now to pack a picnic and brush up on iambic pentameter.
All of Clark Park is a stage!