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TWELFTH NIGHT Runs Aug. 26-28

SISP_Twelfth Night logoTWELFTH NIGHT
Shakespeare in South Park
Aug. 26-28
South Park Green [Dayton]

Directed by Susan Robert

Viola and her twin brother Sebastian have been shipwrecked; each believes the other to be drowned. However Viola disguises herself and gets a job as a servant for the Duke, Orsino who is pursuing the love of Olivia who mourns the death of her brother. But Olivia has eyes for Cesario the Dukes new servant and falls in love. Meanwhile Viola has fallen in love with her employer Orsino while she is pretending to be Cesario. Add several more characters to this already tangled web of love and deceit and you have lots of confusion, more misdirected love affairs and a whole lot mistaken identity.

  • Fri-Sun, Aug. 26-28 at 8pm

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Runs Sept. 10-12

SISP_The Importance of Being Earnest promoTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Shakespeare in South Park
Sept. 10-12
South Park Historic District [Dayton]

Directed by Galen Wilson

Meet John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Earnest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise.

  • Fri-Sun, Sept. 10-12 at 8pm

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MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR runs Sept. 16-18

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Presented by Shakespeare in South Park
Sept. 16-18
Dayton 

The story revolves around an older fat knight named Sir John Falstaff who comes to town hard pressed for money. He devises a plan to woo two wives (Mrs. Page, and Mrs. Ford) and then leech off of their husband’s money by writing them each a love letter, and confessing his desires for them. Mrs. Page and Ford, both good friends and not fools, realize the Knight had written them identical letters, and spend the rest of the play pranking and playing tricks on him to teach him a lesson. The play also involves the marriage of Mrs. Page’s daughter Anne.  Anne’s parents each support a different suitor for her to marry; the eccentric French Physician Dr. Cauis, and a local middle class idiot, Abraham Slender.  Neither has her heart, and she searches for a way to marry one that she truly loves.

  • Fri-Sun, Sept. 16-18 at 8pm

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