GreenStage Announces 25th Anniversary Season
GreenStage, Seattle's longest-operating Shakespeare company, celebrates its 25th season in 2013 with two of the Bard's favorites for the summer Shakespeare in the Park season, a new Backyard Bard series of scaled-down productions for smaller parks and other venues, and will "go Greek" with this fall's offering in our popular Hard Bard series. As always, GreenStage performances will be absolutely free of charge!
Shakespeare in the Park-July 12-August 17
Our mainstage season features productions of King Lear, directed by GreenStage Artistic Director Erin Day; and A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ken Michels. Performances will run July 12 through August 17 at major parks in and around Seattle. Watch our website; we'll post the full schedule when it's finalized.
Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival-July 13-14
GreenStage presents the 12th annual Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival July 13-14 at Volunteer Park. The two-day festival will include 14 performances; GreenStage will be joined by Wooden O, Theater Schmeater, Balagan Theatre, Jet City Improv, Shakespeare Northwest, Last Leaf Productions, and Young Shakespeare Workshop. Again, we'll post the full schedule on our website when it's final.
New series-Backyard Bard
This summer GreenStage kicks off a new summer performance series: Backyard Bard features two scaled-down Shakespeare plays, each using just four actors and coming in at less than an hour. Director Mok Moser presents Twelfth Night and The Merry Wives of Windsor this summer. Backyard Bard is perfect for smaller neighborhood parks where our full length shows just won't fit. It is also available for private parties, school performances, libraries, and, well, backyards! Backyard Bard runs July 12 through August 24 and possibly beyond!
Hard Bard goes Greek
Our season wraps this fall with the latest in our popular, and bloody, Hard Bard series. This year we go Greek with The Bacchae by Euripides. Teresa Thuman will direct and is leading the effort to adapt the show to ensure that it includes sufficient gore to merit the Hard Bard seal of approval! Rumor has it that we may be in for an epic rock musical. The Bacchae runs October-ish; dates and place yet to be determined.
GreenStage's mission is to inspire our audiences to engage in live theatre as part of their recreation. We wish to instill and foster in our community an appreciation for live theater, with a strong belief that theater can be enjoyed in the same spirit as a picnic or a ballgame. GreenStage is committed to presenting quality productions of classical theater in a manner that is available to all, performing for free in order to reach the largest audience possible.