Shakespeare In Clark Park Announces 2018 Show

Shakespeare In Clark Park Announces 2018 ShowWhat summer would be complete without a picnic and free outdoor entertainment? Add into that live music, a wild love triangle, and mistaken identities and you have this year's edition of Shakespeare in Clark Park. This year SCP will showcase Philadelphia's finest actors alongside student musicians for a glam rock inspired Twelfth Night, directed by Jack Tamburri, which is set to run July 25-29, 2018 in Clark Park in West Philadelphia.

Shipwrecked, stranded, and separated, twins Viola and Sebastian each fears the other lost. Using her wits, Viola disguises herself as a page boy and stumbles into a love triangle that upends the island of Illyria. Shakespeare in Clark Park's glam rock exploration of the Bard's classic romance will feature music and performances by local cabaret favorite, Jess Conda. In a land where music is the food of love, anything can happen!

Jack Tamburri is a director and deviser based in Philadelphia and New York. His recent productions include Jean Anouilh's Time Remembered for the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, These Terrible Things by the Berserker Residents and David Jacobi, Julius Ferraro's experimental play Parrot Talk, Doug Greene's installation and performance piece Memento Mori at the Painted Bride Art Center, the rock music adaptation Peer Gynt & the Norwegian Hapa Band for Ma-Yi Theater Co, and Ravel and Colette's L'enfant et les Sortileges for Opera at Rutgers. Jack co-created and produced the fringe comedies Not For Profit and Gayze with writer MJ Kaufman, and is the co-creator with performer Terry Brennan of School Play, a physical theatre piece for young audiences which tours nationally, produced by Tribe of Fools. He teaches playwriting at SUNY Purchase as well as workshops in devising, adaptation, and self-producing, and is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Yale School of Drama. His upcoming project is as a dramaturg for Pig Iron Theatre Company's Those With Two Clocks.

For the past four years, Shakespeare in Clark Park has been practicing Radical Community Engagement, which thoughtfully incorporates the community into professional productions. With Henry: Your Prince and Mine, community members battled for the throne of England, in The Winter's Tale local children helped to tell the story of two broken kingdoms, swing dancers lindy hopped in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Philadelphians were transformed into riotous Romans in Coriolanus. This year we are inviting young musicians from all over the city to form an epic rock band in our very musical Illyria. For more information please visit

Shakespeare in Clark Park is a theater company committed to presenting free, outdoor productions of Shakespeare's plays, creating a cultural event accessible to the Clark Park neighborhood and the greater Philadelphia area. Shakespeare in Clark Park practices Radical Community Engagement and is committed to thoughtfully incorporating the community into the fabric of our productions. We don't just do plays for the people of Philly, we do plays with them!

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