Shakespeare in the Park

If you are looking for another way to enjoy the city’s parks AND feel like you got a little culture, definitely check out Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O Series. The company puts on two different Shakespeare plays (one comedy, one tragedy) in various city parks throughout the Puget Sound.

This Sunday, July 27th, they will be staging both of their 2014 productions (Julius Cesar and Two Gentlemen of Verona) at the Fisher Pavillion in Seattle Center. A brief description of each play and start time is listed below…

Julius Cesar at 2 p.m.

This swift and enthralling political thriller portrays the life-and-death struggle for power in Rome. Fearing that a charismatic leader’s ambitions threaten the fragile state of affairs, a group of leaders plot to assassinate him. Caesar’s death sends the city into chaos, creating factions of power alliances. This striking examination of power’s intoxicating effects will leave you breathless.

Two Gentleman of Verona at 6 p.m.

Best pals Valentine and Proteus find themselves rivals for the affections of the beautiful Silvia while Julia, Proteus’ forgotten gal, hatches a plan to win back her man. As the two gents play out their foolish ideas of love, their servants Speed and Launce create a comic contest of their own in a hilarious battle of wits. This mid-century take on the impulsive nature of romance will win your heart.

These productions are FREE to the public.

 

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