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Photo Flash: First Look at Cincy Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour! This year's tour has over 22 performances stops (and growing) of brand new productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area at local community parks and venues. These performances are FREE and open to the public. The cast features six actors from CSC Resident Ensemble. Following the Park Tour, these shows will travel and tour to local schools, community centers, venues and other performing arts locations through May 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of 'Midsummer' in action below!

Last year, CSC's FREE Shakespeare in the Park tour had nearly 10,000 people in attendance! The productions this year will feature brand new costume and scenic design. "Romeo and Juliet" is set in modern day featuring a super hero costume ball for the Capulets party where Juliet meets Romeo for the first time and contemporary design. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is set in a traditional Elizabethan design with lush costuming for the fairies and the Athenian lovers. All shows will have actors voices amplified on microphones and speakers. Both shows are suitable for children and families of all ages and are under 2 hours each.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is constantly working to expand their reach even further into the region and they are excited to announce performances in four brand new communities this year! Covington, West Price Hill, Mt. Healthy, and Portsmouth, OH are welcoming FREE Shakespeare in the Park to their communities for the first time. CSC also continues to partner with Cincinnati Parks and Recreation and offers free performances at Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park. Shakespeare in the Park will also tour to Washington Park again as well as parks in Ohio including Madeira, Glendale, West Chester, Oxford, and Clifton and in Kentucky at Covington, Burlington, Edgewood, Boone Co. and even Maysville! Shakespeare in the Park will also be returning to Vinoklet Winery for two performances and is invited back to Great Parks of Hamilton Co. at Miami Whitewater Forest and Glenwood Gardens. Currently, the Shakespeare in the Park tour has 22 performances scheduled and additional ones will be added. For a complete list, including show titles and info on the venues, visit this page.

Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free and there is no ticket or RSVP required. All performances are open to all and are general admission, open seating. Arriving early is recommended for best seating and lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. For questions regarding inclement weather or for details and rules regarding outside food and drink (including or excluding alcohol), please contact the individual parks and venues. Performances July 31- September 4, 2015.

Photo Credit: Mikki Schaffner Photography

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Photo Flash: First Look at Cincy Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Petra Whittier as Puck with fairy played by Kyle Brumley

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincy Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Josh Katawick as Nick Bottom and Tia LeShaun Davis as Titania

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincy Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Kyle Brumly as Lysander and Tess Talbot as Hermia

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincy Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Tia LeShaun Davis as Helena and Josh Katawick as Demetrius

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincy Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
The Mechanicals, (From left) Tess Talbot, Douglas Fries, Josh Katawick, Tia LeShaun Davis, and Kyle Brumley

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