History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Be Afraid, Very Afraid, Under The Stars

11 Jun , 2018  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

There’s something about an outdoor performance that sets it apart, particularly when the venue is one where actors and audience are quite close together.

If you have yet to experience the summer fun of the Actor’s Theatre of Columbus performing under the stars in German Village’s Schiller Park, take our advice – it’s well worth the short trip down I-71!

This year, the traditional presentation of Shakespeare plays is combined with two additional productions. According to its website, this year’s series, entitled “Monsters & Men,” is a boisterous romp through all the things that we’re afraid of – murder most foul; melancholy monsters; talking tomcats; and feuding fairies.”

Outdoor summer shows are free and open to the public, though donations are encouraged and vital to the continued success of Actors’ Theatre. Reserved seating is available. Bringing a blanket or lawn chair is advisable; restrooms and a concession stand are nearby.

The 2018 Season includes the following:

Macbeth by William Shakespeare – this Thursday through Sunday, June 14 to June 17 at 8:00 PM

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – Thursdays through Sundays, June 21 to July 15 at 8:00 PM

Puss in Boots by Ludwig Tieck – Thursdays through Sundays, July 19 to August 5 at 8:00 PM

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare – Thursdays through Sundays, August 9 to September 2 at 8:00 PM

Tickets for this week’s performances of Macbeth can be found at this online location.

Source: Actor’s Theatre of Columbus; Photo: Creative Commons License

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