The 2016 Shakespeare in the Park season opens with She Stoops to Conquer, and will be directed by guest director Mason York. In the play, Mr. Hardcastle, a wealthy countryman, hopes to arrange a marriage between his daughter Kate and Charles Marlow. Although he is the son of a rich Londoner, Kate realizes she will have to pretend to be ‘common’ for Charles to fall for her. A practical joke leads to misunderstandings that must be resolved before Kate’s plan can succeed. Performances at Samuell Grand Amphitheater run June 15-18 and June 29-July 22 every Wednesday – Friday.
Richard III is the second production in the 2016 Shakespeare in the Park season, directed by guest director Stefan Novinski. The play chronicles the short reign of Richard III of England, who uses his skills in deception and manipulation to take the throne from his brother. As the commoners begin to loathe their ruler, a challenger to the throne invades England and promises a new era of peace. Performances at Samuell Grand Amphitheater run June 22-24 and June 25-July 23 every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
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