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Ohio Shakespeare Festival

Ohio Shakespeare Festival From Stan Hywet to Greystone, Ohio Shakes performs live professional theatre in Akron's richest cultural venues. The Ohio Shakespeare Festival regards the actors, the script, and the audience as the quintessential elements of the theatre.

As a professional theatre company, we are dedicated to articulating the inherently theatrical components of Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights throughout the ages in a manner that enables the collected imaginations of the artists to meet the collective imagination of the audience in a public celebration that transforms the world in which we live. Don't read Shakespeare--see Shakespeare LIVE.

Operating as usual

05/01/2022

"Take a wonderful story with comedic overtones, add extraordinary actors on a well appointed stage with exquisite period costumes with a surprise ending and you have the formula for an extremely entertaining evening of great theater. This show is worth the drive to Akron. Huzzah!" -Mark Horning, Cleveland Theater Reviews and Chagrin Valley Times

The Importance of Being Earnest performs until May 15. ohioshakespeare.com/earnest or 330-5-SHAKES

Full review: https://misterh215.wixsite.com/mysite/single-post/ohio-shakespeare-festival-s-the-importance-of-being-ernest-is-a-farcical-delight

Photo by Scott Custer

Photos from Ohio Shakespeare Festival's post
04/28/2022

Photos from Ohio Shakespeare Festival's post

04/27/2022
The Importance of Being Earnest, trailer

Sound on for the The Importance of Being Earnest trailer by Flat Egg Productions.

Bridgerton-style-cover-music done by company member Evan Wilhelms.

We open FRIDAY. ($15 preview night tickets for Thursday only!) ohioshakespeare.com/earnest of 330-5-SHAKES

04/25/2022

You didn't know?!

Reduced ticket prices for EARNEST on:

Preview Night ($15)
Pay What You Will (any price)
Every day for students ($5 in the gallery)

ohioshakespeare.com/earnest or 330-5-SHAKES

The Importance of Being Earnest opens next weekend.#iykyk #ohioshakesEARNEST #theofficeohioshakespeare.com/earnest or 33...
04/23/2022

The Importance of Being Earnest opens next weekend.
#iykyk #ohioshakesEARNEST #theoffice
ohioshakespeare.com/earnest or 330-5-SHAKES for tix

04/20/2022

"In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing." - The Importance of Being Earnest

ohioshakespeare.com/earnest or 330-5-SHAKES

Come see this Bridgerton-before-Bridgerton.

#iykyk THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST opens April 28.ohioshakespeare.com/earnest#ohioshakesEARNEST
04/16/2022

#iykyk
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST opens April 28.
ohioshakespeare.com/earnest
#ohioshakesEARNEST

If you know, you know.Join us for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST beginning April 28.ohioshakespeare.com/earnest or 330-...
04/15/2022

If you know, you know.
Join us for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST beginning April 28.
ohioshakespeare.com/earnest or 330-5-SHAKES for tickets.
$5 student tickets in the gallery for EVERY performance!
#ohioshakesEARNEST

04/14/2022

If you know, you know.
Join us for The Importance of Being Earnest beginning April 28.
ohioshakespeare.com/earnest or 330-5-SHAKES for tickets.

$5 student tickets in the gallery for EVERY performance!

#ohioshakesEARNEST

Thanks to Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal for covering our 15 minutes of music fame. Check out WEEZER's album here: ...
03/25/2022
Ohio Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' at Stan Hywet inspires Weezer song on new album

Thanks to Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal for covering our 15 minutes of music fame. Check out WEEZER's album here: https://weezerwebstore.com/

"Theater is a very fleeting art and that's the point, right? You see it live and then it's gone," Burgler said. "If this is our little piece of immortality, the refrain of 'Shakespeare makes me happy,' we've done our job right," she recently told OSF company members.

Ohio Shakespeare Festival of Akron tickled that its "Romeo and Juliet" show is inspiration for "Opening Night" song on new Weezer SZNZ: Spring album.

Happy First Day of Spring!Celebrate with this (Ohio) Shakespeare inspired tune from Weezer's new album SZNZ: Spring.List...
03/20/2022
Weezer - Opening Night (Audio)

Happy First Day of Spring!
Celebrate with this (Ohio) Shakespeare inspired tune from Weezer's new album SZNZ: Spring.

Listen to the NPR interview with Rivers Cuomo here, where he mentions his "one night out under the stars with Romeo and Juliet..." where "Shakespeare makes me happy." https://www.npr.org/2022/03/18/1087173272/the-four-sznz-of-weezer

And buy the album here (we already did): https://weezerwebstore.com/

SZNZ: Spring - out everywhere now: https://Weezer.lnk.to/sznzspringLimited edition Little Bit of Love transparent red and light blue vinyl are available for ...

ALL MY SONS is a hit. "...too good..." "...blown away..." "...still thinking about it today..." This weekend and next ar...
03/19/2022

ALL MY SONS is a hit. "...too good..." "...blown away..." "...still thinking about it today..." This weekend and next are you final chances to see this Arthur Miller classic. - https://mailchi.mp/ohioshakespeare/sonsrun

While we aren't mentioned by name, Rivers Cuomo did attend our 2018 ROMEO & JULIET and stayed afterward to chat about ho...
03/18/2022
The four 'SZNZ' of Weezer

While we aren't mentioned by name, Rivers Cuomo did attend our 2018 ROMEO & JULIET and stayed afterward to chat about how much he enjoyed his time with Ohio Shakes. Seems like a song on the new Weezer album might be inspired by a summer night in Akron with Ohio Shakespeare Festival under the stars at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Check out the interview here, and catch a snippet of the song which includes the lyrics"Shakespeare make me happy".

Don't know about you, but we are definitely buying the album.

Rivers Cuomo, songwriter of Weezer, talks about looking to Vivaldi for inspiration in announcing a quartet of seasonal releases this year and navigating three decades spent in the same band.

"'All My Sons stands the test of time because human beings' foibles are timeless, Pine said." - Kerry Clawson, Akron Bea...
03/13/2022
Akron actor Joe Pine fulfills dream of playing ‘All My Sons’ role

"'All My Sons stands the test of time because human beings' foibles are timeless, Pine said." - Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal

Enjoy this interview with company member Joe Pine, then join us over the next two weeks for this hauntingly beautiful piece. This afternoon's performance is Pay What You Will tickets.

www.ohioshakespeare.com or 330-5-SHAKES for tickets

Ohio Shakespeare Festival company member Joe Pine of Akron digs into ‘All My Sons’ role he's wanted to play for more than a decade.

The inspiration and the reality. This set is just as much a part of the action as the actors in front of it.ALL MY SONS ...
03/12/2022

The inspiration and the reality. This set is just as much a part of the action as the actors in front of it.

ALL MY SONS opened last night with what an audience member called a "flawless" performance. Don't miss it. (Pay What You WIll performance is Sunday!)

ohioshakespeare.com/sons or 330-5-SHAKES

Photos from Ohio Shakespeare Festival's post
03/11/2022

Photos from Ohio Shakespeare Festival's post

03/10/2022

ALL MY SONS previews tonight ($15 tickets!) and opens tomorrow. You'll be struck by the beauty of the set, the costumes, the text, and of course, the acting. ohioshakespeare.com/sons or 330-5-SHAKES

Thanks to Flat Egg Productions (www.flateggproductions) for the beautiful trailer.

03/10/2022

The cast and crew reacting to the finished set for All My Sons. A video secretly shot by our set designer and production manager, Natalie Steen.

Want to see what they are seeing? Join us beginning Thursday for $15 Preview night, then Friday for opening.

https://www.ohioshakespeare.com/sons or 330-5-SHAKES

Before and afters. Season announcement photos from the shoot, and then what ended up in the final edits!Check out the ne...
03/02/2022

Before and afters. Season announcement photos from the shoot, and then what ended up in the final edits!

Check out the new season membership program at ohioshakespeare.com/memberships

03/02/2022

The 2022 Season Announcement
More info at https://www.ohioshakespeare.com
***
While our seasons used to span Summer - Spring, we are now transitioning into a calendar year rotation. Each new season will begin with the new year.

In this transition year, you'll notice some titles that you already knew about, and some that are new and exciting.

And learn more about our new membership program! www.ohioshakespeare.com/memberships

Special thanks to Special thanks to Norman Mallard for title artwork, Scott Custer for photography, and our volunteer models from the 2019 photoshoot.

03/01/2022

TONIGHT. 8pm. The 2022 Season Announcement.

02/27/2022
THE NECKLACE, a radio play

BY TESS BURGLER
ADAPTED FROM THE SHORT STORY BY GUY DE MAUPASSANT
TUNE IN 7PM EST, FEB 26
“She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans…She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury.

Jealousy and vanity lead to an unforgettable twist ending in this Victorian gothic drama. Tune in for a live—and free—radio play streaming on Facebook.

Don’t have time to catch it live? Enjoy it as a podcast! Listen anytime you’d like after it airs on our Soundcloud page; or stream directly from YouTube.

02/26/2022

TONIGHT! Listen live for our newest radio play. 7PM EST. "See" you there!

(Can't listen live? It will live on our website, youtube channel, and soundcloud afterward for listening anytime!)

The 2022 season will be announced on social media, our website, and in our e-newsletter on March 1!
02/25/2022

The 2022 season will be announced on social media, our website, and in our e-newsletter on March 1!

Meet the voice actors behind THE NECKLACE, our radio play that streams live 2/26 at 7pm EST on our FB page.Rachel Maria ...
02/25/2022

Meet the voice actors behind THE NECKLACE, our radio play that streams live 2/26 at 7pm EST on our FB page.

Rachel Maria Ines as Matilda
Rodney Rice as Michael
Holly Humes as Freya
John Peters as Ensemble
and Samus Haddad as The Narrator

02/23/2022
THE NECKLACE teaser

*Sound on* for this teaser of our newest radio play, live-streaming here this Saturday, 7pm EST.

THE NECKLACE
by Tess Burgler
Adapted from the story by Guy de Maupassant

Jealousy and vanity lead to an unforgettable twist ending in this Victorian(ish) gothic drama. Tune in for a livestreamed—and free—radio play on our page.

Don’t have time to catch it live? Enjoy it as a podcast! Listen anytime you’d like after it airs on our Soundcloud page; or stream directly from YouTube.

Season announcement...coming soon...#ohioshakes2022
02/19/2022

Season announcement...coming soon...
#ohioshakes2022

Our original Family Theatre Adventure script THE THREE MUSKETEERS: AN ADVENTURE, WITH MUSIC will get new life this summe...
02/18/2022

Our original Family Theatre Adventure script THE THREE MUSKETEERS: AN ADVENTURE, WITH MUSIC will get new life this summer at Door Shakespeare.

This play was written by company member Joe Pine and Actor-Manager Scott McKenna Campbell in 2017 and had its world premiere with us in downtown Akron. This is its fourth iteration of production across the country.

Ohio Shakespeare Family Theatre adventures will continue this Fall in downtown Akron...

Read the press release: https://bit.ly/3LJ2EGj

All My Sons is a classic American drama that brings up themes that ring true today, just as they did in 1946. Especially...
02/12/2022

All My Sons is a classic American drama that brings up themes that ring true today, just as they did in 1946.

Especially for this show, we offer $5 student gallery tickets for all performances. Spread the news to your favorite student programs.

Student pricing at the normal rate still available for ground level seats.

https://www.ohioshakespeare.com/sons or 330-5-SHAKES for tix.
#ohioshakesSONS

Miss Holmes performs today, and then for one more weekend.Enjoy the stunning productions shots by Scott Custer, and then...
10/17/2021

Miss Holmes performs today, and then for one more weekend.

Enjoy the stunning productions shots by Scott Custer, and then join us for the game that's most definitely afoot.

https://www.ohioshakespeare.com/miss-holmes

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The Ohio Shakespeare Festival regards the actors, the script, and the audience as the quintessential elements of the theatre. As a professional theatre company, we are dedicated to articulating the inherently theatrical components of Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights throughout the ages in a manner that enables the collected imaginations of the artists to meet the collective imagination of the audience in a public celebration that transforms the world in which we live.

For 17 years, Ohio Shakes has performed professional, accessible, and exciting Shakespeare outdoors at historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. In 2016, we added an indoor stage at beautiful Greystone Hall in the heart of Downtown Akron. Between our indoor and outdoor stages, we bring to life Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and classic musicals year-round in Akron, Ohio.

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Ohio Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company performing live, classical plays at two locations in Summit County: year-round indoor theatre at Greystone Hall and an annual outdoor summer festival at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Learn more at: http://www.ohioshakespearefestival.com
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