CSC Announces 2012 Shakespeare in the Park Tour

Crowds at Shakespeare in the Park at Seasongood Pavilion at Eden Park.

Shakespeare in the Park Schedule

CINCINNATI, June 27, 2012 – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to present the 2012 Shakespeare in the Park Tour throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, including the new Washington Park in OTR. CSC will present touring productions of “The Tempest” and “Macbeth” at local community parks and venues for audiences to enjoy at no cost beginning in August. “The Tempest” opening night will be Saturday August 4 at 7pm at the Seasongood Pavillon in Eden Park. “Macbeth” opening night will be Sunday August 12 at 7pm at the new Washington Park. “The Tempest” is directed by CSC Ensemble Member Billy Chace and “Macbeth” is directed by CSC Artistic Associate Sara Clark. The casts consist of six CSC Ensemble Members including: Charlie Cromer, Travis Emery, Jessie Wray Goodman, Sam Rabinovitz, Maggie Lou Rader & Zach Schute. Several productions are generously sponsored by “ArtsWave Presents…” Following the Park Tour, these shows will travel and tour to local schools, community centers, venues and other performing arts locations. Last year, CSC’s touring productions of “Julius Caesar” and “A Midsummer Nights Dream” were performed for over 30,000 people.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues to partner with Cincinnati Parks and Recreation and offer free performances at Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park. “The Tempest” will open the tour season at Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion on Saturday August 4 @ 7pm. Last year’s performance had over 500 people in attendance! Audiences will also be able to catch “Macbeth” at Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion on Friday August 31 @ 7pm.

“ArtsWave Presents…” is proud to sponsor several performances of Shakespeare in the Park including a very special performance on Sunday September 9 at 7pm in Washington Park. This performance is generously sponsored by ArtsWave and will include interactive audience participation elements that are fun for the whole family as well as other special events surrounding the performance in Washington Park. “ArtsWave Presents…” also has helped to bring CSC back for a command performance at Keehner Park in West Chester, OH on August 18. Shakespeare in the Park will also tour to Parks in Madeira, Colerain, Glendale and Monroe, OH as well at Burlington and Edgewood KY. Currently there are 13 performances scheduled. For a complete list, including show titles and info on the venues, visit this page: http://www.cincyshakes.com/shakespeare-in-the-park.html.

Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free. All performances are open to all and are general admission, open seating. Arriving early is recommended for best seating. For questions regarding inclement weather or for details and rules regarding outside food and drink, please call the individual parks and venues.

For additional information on CSC’s 2012 Shakespeare in the Park Tour or for interviews with the directors or any member of the company contact Jeanna Vella, Director of Education & Communication at jeanna.vella@cincyshakes.com or 513.381.2273 x. 3202. If you are interested in bringing Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s 2012-2013 touring productions of “Macbeth” or “The Tempest” to your local park, community center, school, venue, etc. contact 513.381.2273 x.3202.

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