Publisher’s Note: We shared a story about this production a couple of weeks ago, but have learned that the venues are different for the evening and afternoon performances. We are choosing to share a newly-created post that has updated information.
The Mansfield Shakespeare Company is pulling out all the stops to bring the magic of William Shakespeare to the heart of Mansfield. The company has announced its upcoming Shakespeare Showcase, a free event that promises to be a feast for all of the senses. Scheduled for Friday, September 22 at The Mansfield Art Center at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 24 at South Park in Mansfield at 2:30 PM, the showcase is set to be a cultural milestone for the community.
Directed by the seasoned Scott Leon Smith, with Mary Frankenfeld serving as Assistant Director, the event aims to transport audiences into the enchanting and timeless world of Shakespeare. The organizers have thoughtfully encouraged attendees to bring their own chairs, picnic blankets, snacks, and drinks to make the experience even more delightful. While the event is free, donations are warmly welcomed to support the Mansfield Shakespeare Company’s noble mission of making Shakespeare accessible to all.
A Curated Selection from Shakespeare’s Masterpieces
The September Showcase is not just another theatrical event; it’s a carefully curated experience featuring six captivating scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays. The line-up includes scenes from “Romeo & Juliet,” “Julius Caesar,” “Macbeth,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Tempest,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Each scene is designed to offer a unique blend of drama, intrigue, fantasy, and comedy, ensuring that the audience remains engaged and entertained throughout the performance.
A Melting Pot of Local Talent
The showcase boasts a diverse cast, drawing performers from The Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield Playhouse, and OSU Mansfield Theatre. This collaborative effort brings together both familiar and new faces, all united by their passion for Shakespeare and live theater. The event serves as an excellent platform for theater enthusiasts, families, and Shakespeare aficionados of all ages to come together in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Shakespeare for All…And for All Time!
The Mansfield Shakespeare Company is a fledgling non-profit organization with a grand vision: to make Shakespeare’s works accessible and engaging for the community. The September Showcase is just one of the many initiatives aimed at achieving this mission. The company warmly invites everyone to join them in this cultural celebration and be a part of something truly special.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the brilliance of Shakespeare’s works, performed by a talented cast in the scenic locales of Mansfield. As the Mansfield Shakespeare Company eloquently puts it, this event is about “Shakespeare for All…And for all time!”