Enjoy Jackson's First Shakespeare in the Park

October 18, 2017


As part of the Jackson-Madison County Library’s NEA Big Read program, the community is invited to Jackson’s first Shakespeare in the Park, with four free performances of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised] Oct. 19 - 22.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised] will be performed outdoors Oct. 19 – 22, with three evening shows at 7:30 pm in the courtyard at The Suites of Larue Oct. 19 – 21 and a 3 pm show at The Amp on Sun., Oct. 22.


The Suites of Larue are located at 416 E. Lafayette St. in downtown Jackson. Parking is available in both a lot across the street, as well as a lot on the east side of the Jackson-Madison County Library at the intersection of E. Lafayette and Royal. You can also find street parking throughout downtown Jackson. Sunday's show will be performed at Jackson's Amp at the Market, located behind the Farmer's Market near Jackson Walk at 91 New Market Street. 



Directed by Leah Fincher and starring David Lundgren, Ontoni Reedy and David Stutzman, The Complete Works features all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays performed in 97 minutes by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, the show is full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike and is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays.



Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this comedic play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield that was originally produced by Reduced Shakespeare Company. Parents with young children should be advised that the show includes innuendo, physical humor, and mildly crude language.



These Library sponsored performances are made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest for The Big Read, a program that aims to inspire conversation and discovery through the joy of sharing a good book. 




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