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Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd.

Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd. Our values in Art and Education allow us to provide entertainment for all ages.

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Cape Fear Shakespeare 29 Years and 30 seasons! Opening June 3! The Shakespeare Youth Company 17 years and 18 seasons! Op...
05/10/2022

Cape Fear Shakespeare 29 Years and 30 seasons! Opening June 3! The Shakespeare Youth Company 17 years and 18 seasons! Opening June 7! 🎭

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare! We honor you still!!!
04/23/2022

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare! We honor you still!!!

04/01/2022
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Your requests have been heard! In-person auditions have been added to this weekend. Message us to sche...
03/30/2022

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Your requests have been heard! In-person auditions have been added to this weekend. Message us to schedule a day and time.

The Spring Equinox, a time to cleanse out the stagnant energy, and usher in a new season of the Bard!! Let the auditions...
03/20/2022

The Spring Equinox, a time to cleanse out the stagnant energy, and usher in a new season of the Bard!! Let the auditions begin!

AUDITIONS:        TWO OPPORTUNITIES#1 IN-PERSON:   MARCH 21, 22, 23, 24 & MARCH 28, 29, 30, 31 (EVENINGS AFTER 5:30) CHO...
03/15/2022
Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd.

AUDITIONS: TWO OPPORTUNITIES
#1 IN-PERSON: MARCH 21, 22, 23, 24 & MARCH 28, 29, 30, 31 (EVENINGS AFTER 5:30)
CHOOSE A DATE, TIME & MESSAGE YOUR SELECTION.

#2 ON-LINE: MARCH 15-APRIL 1
UPLOAD A SHORT MONOLOUGE WITH ANY TEXT FROM SHAKESPEARE.

PLEASE MESSAGE WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
PERFORMANCES ARE AT 8PM & STAGED AT GREENFIELD LAKE AMPHITHEATRE BEGINNING THE FIRST WKND IN JUNE AND ENDING JUNE 23.

North Carolina’s oldest and largest free outdoor Shakespeare Festival

💚❤️The Shakespeare love is coming!! June 2022!! 💚❤️. #capefearshakes
02/14/2022

💚❤️The Shakespeare love is coming!! June 2022!! 💚❤️. #capefearshakes

Merchant of Venice
12/10/2021

Merchant of Venice

Giving Tuesday! Fast approaching a 30 yr tradition of bringing FREE outdoor Shakespearean performances. Might you please...
11/30/2021

Giving Tuesday! Fast approaching a 30 yr tradition of bringing FREE outdoor Shakespearean performances. Might you please consider giving just a bit? #capefearshakes #givingtuesday

WE made it BACK with the help and support of: Shakespeare, live music, MORE SHAKESPEARE, stand up comedians, MORE SHAKES...
06/29/2021

WE made it BACK with the help and support of: Shakespeare, live music, MORE SHAKESPEARE, stand up comedians, MORE SHAKESPEARE, Improv, MORE SHAKESPEARE, dancing fairies, MORE SHAKESPEARE, Bard puppy dogs, MORE SHAKESPEARE, Visual artists, MORE SHAKESPEARE, a tropical storm, MORE SHAKESPEARE, new & ole friends, MORE SHAKESPEARE!!! #capefearshakes

Pack that picnic and spend the evening with Shakespeare!
06/27/2021

Pack that picnic and spend the evening with Shakespeare!

Only 2 left and Mother Nature says zero percent chance of rain tonight 8pm!!!
06/26/2021

Only 2 left and Mother Nature says zero percent chance of rain tonight 8pm!!!

Don’t miss it!!! Final weekend!!!
06/25/2021

Don’t miss it!!! Final weekend!!!

Welcome Back 2 Gents!!! Tonight (6/24) 8pm
06/24/2021

Welcome Back 2 Gents!!! Tonight (6/24) 8pm

Since Claudette is making an appearance along our coast this evening we have battened down the hatches!! Also, The Tempe...
06/20/2021

Since Claudette is making an appearance along our coast this evening we have battened down the hatches!! Also, The Tempest has not been done in any form fashion this season, so hopefully Mother Nature will go easy on us!!!! Hope to see you all Tuesday June 22, for Shakespeare, a very Midsummer Sostice!!!

The Gents are back tonight (Tuesday thru Thursday)!
06/15/2021

The Gents are back tonight (Tuesday thru Thursday)!

Come spend Sunday evening with the “Two Gentlemen of Verona”! Gates open at 6:30 and performance 8pm!!
06/13/2021

Come spend Sunday evening with the “Two Gentlemen of Verona”! Gates open at 6:30 and performance 8pm!!

Another evening under the stars with “Two Gentlemen of Verona”. Rain or Shine! Gates open at 6:30 & performance at 8:00p...
06/11/2021

Another evening under the stars with
“Two Gentlemen of Verona”. Rain or Shine!
Gates open at 6:30 & performance at 8:00pm!

Finally back on the Green!!!!!
05/31/2021

Finally back on the Green!!!!!

We are thrilled to be back on the Green!
05/26/2021

We are thrilled to be back on the Green!

"If we could all go out of flower, as gracefully, as pleasingly, as we come into blossom."
04/23/2021

"If we could all go out of flower, as gracefully, as pleasingly, as we come into blossom."

“There's nothing situate under heaven's eye But hath his bond in earth, in sea, in sky.”We are ever so grateful for the ...
04/22/2021

“There's nothing situate under heaven's eye But hath his bond in earth, in sea, in sky.”

We are ever so grateful for the time honored tradition and privilege of performing underneath the stars at Greenfield Lake! Happy Earth day from Cape Fear Shakespeare!

Accepting on line auditions!!  Message for more information. No fooling except for the fools on stage June 2021!
04/01/2021

Accepting on line auditions!!
Message for more information.
No fooling except for the fools on stage June 2021!

Spring is here and Shakespeare is coming!!!
03/20/2021

Spring is here and Shakespeare is coming!!!

What Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Empathy » News07trends
02/13/2021
What Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Empathy » News07trends

What Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Empathy » News07trends

The anger and unwillingness of many People to take heed to these with completely different opinions is a severe societal downside. However the answer to this poisonous state of issues should start on the extent of the person, with the way in which we hear and communicate to family members, neighbors...

09/30/2020

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”

“What, have I scaped love-letters in the holiday- time of my beauty, and am I now a subject for them? “Unlike Mistress P...
07/26/2020

“What, have I scaped love-letters in the holiday-
time of my beauty, and am I now a subject for them? “

Unlike Mistress Page of whom you’d played magnificently, there are endless love letters being written to you.
MY LOVE LETTER TO Kitty Fitzgibbon

Dear Kitty,
I have always been in awe of your talent and was forever changed (for the better) after working with you the very first time. As the years have passed, I would be fortunate enough to get to work with and watch you on stage. But alas, it would never be enough. I will always count you as part of my Wilmington theatre family. I will miss your sweet, sassy, witty, commentary. You are truly a treasure. I am sending my love and prayers to all your family and friends and I hope all the love letters you receive will help in some small way to ease the pain of their grief.
Rest In Peace sweet Kitty.
xoxoxo Cherri McKay

A message to all our friends and supporters, Today is June 5, 2020 and at 8pm tonight we would have opened our 28th seas...
06/05/2020

A message to all our friends and supporters,

Today is June 5, 2020 and at 8pm tonight we would have opened our 28th season of Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green. We are so very, very sad and we miss our Shakespeare family so very, very much. Hopefully we will be able to move our opening to a later date.

However, as sad as we feel it cannot be compared to the sadness of losing 395,715 souls to the Corona Virus. It cannot be compared to the sadness the family and friends of George Floyd are feeling. It cannot be compared to the many, many people of color who suffer from racially-motivated violence everyday.

Cape Fear Shakespeare stands with Black Lives Matter and the peaceful protesters. We condemn the violence and injustice against black people.

We have always strived to be a company of inclusion. We strive to continue to offer a safe space for our community to FREELY gather. We strive to offer that space for our actors to tell the stories.

Yet, to STRIVE should not be considered succeeding. The pain felt and the injustice done to our black community has gone on far to long. We must DO better.

With Peace, Love, & Solidarity,
Cherri McKay Artistic Director
Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd.

Thinking of the Bard on his Birthday!! Sonnet No 104 To me fair friend you never can be old,For as you were when first y...
04/23/2020

Thinking of the Bard on his Birthday!!

Sonnet No 104
To me fair friend you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still: three winters cold,
Have from the forests shook three summers' pride,
Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turned,
In process of the seasons have I seen,
Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burned,
Since first I saw you fresh which yet are green.
Ah yet doth beauty like a dial hand,
Steal from his figure, and no pace perceived,
So your sweet hue, which methinks still doth stand
Hath motion, and mine eye may be deceived.
For fear of which, hear this thou age unbred,
Ere you were born was beauty's summer dead.

AUDITION UPDATE!!!!!!As we cautiously navigate these trying times, we remain optimistic and committed to presenting our ...
03/17/2020

AUDITION UPDATE!!!!!!
As we cautiously navigate these trying times, we remain optimistic and committed to presenting our 28th season of Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green.

We encourage you to audition on-line. Upload a short monologue with any text taken from Shakespeare’s works.

Instagram dm @capefearshakes. or
Face Book messenger Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd. ‪[email protected]
‪910 399 2878‬

We will be monitoring the current situation (we are all in) and hope to schedule callbacks asap.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and for your continuing support of CFS.
Please Stay Safe and healthy!

Sincerely,
Cherri McKay
Artistic Director / Managing Producer

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1901 Amphitheater Dr
Wilmington, NC
28401

Telephone

+1 910-399-2878

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And the youth end their run of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
I hope your bookmark is still in place for this chapter...
Are you still performing this year?
Let us once lose our oaths to find ourselves, or else we lose ourselves to keep our oaths. — Lord Berowne, Love's Labour's Lost For more on Shakespeare on the Green, presented by Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd. at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, click on story link below ⬇️
Always fun to spend an evening in the park with the Bard
Hi Shakespeare family, During hurricane Florence we lost our home and most of the contents, including my home computer. I am looking for some photos that I lost from 2014 SOTG Youth show As You Like It and 2014 Journey Production of Sleepy Hollow. If any of you have any pictures from either show please email me at [email protected]. I am truly heartbroken about losing these precious memories. Thanks in advance, Kim Dillon (Sarah’s mom)
Hello Shakespear family, during hurricane Florence I lost my home and most of the contents including my home computer. I am looking for pictures from 2014 SOTG youth show As You Like It and 2014 Journey production of Sleepy Hollow. If you have any from either of these shows please email me at [email protected]. I am heartbroken that I have lost these precious memories. Thanks for your help Kim Dillon
Spring fever has us thinking about all of North Carolina's wonderful outdoor dramas - add one of these amazing performances to your summer bucket list! The Lost Colony Unto These Hills Horn in the West First for Freedom Montford Park Players Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd. The Tom Dooley Project Old Colony Players (From This Day Forward) Liberty Mountain - The Revolutionary Drama
From musicals like Opera House Theatre Company's "My Fair Lady" to Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd.'s "Romeo and Juliet," there’s plenty to see on stage.
Cape Fear Shakespeare has started it's 2018 summer season. Info at: Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd.
Cape Fear Shakespeare, Ltd. presents "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "Romeo & Juliet" through June 24 (maybe longer?) Listen to Caylan McKay and Murphy Turner talk about the annual free Shakespeare at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.
Do you know what plays you will be doing next summer yet (2018)?