Shakespeare’s in Town
We always love Shakespeare on the Common – it is so much fun to bring a blanket to the Common as the day ends and watch a play unfold open-air. This year, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is presenting Twelfth Night, an audience favorite, until August 10. The comedy deals with love in disguise, as two twins are separated after a shipwreck. The performances are FREE and open to the public, while chairs and sandwich picnics can be ordered for an extra fee. (Artisan Bistro or the Earl of Sandwich.) We loved the street-art-inspired set!
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, presented by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, through August 10, Boston Common. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday 8pm, Sundays 7pm. For more information, consult the website.
There is another way to get in touch with the Bard this week, presented by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston, founded a few years ago with the aim to break down barriers between audience and art while helping local actors develop professionally. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, and directed by Hub co-founder Lauren Elias, runs through this Saturday, August 2. In the performance, three brave actors make their way through all 37 of the Shakespeare’s works in a humorous 90-minute show. To encourage accessibility, tickets are pay-what you-can.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, directed by Lauren Elias, presented by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston, through August 2 at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (All show patrons receive 20% off their total food purchase). Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and may be purchased via www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com.
Image Credit: Laura Chassaigne