Event: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ THE TEMPEST
Location: See schedule below (various locations)
Date: Every weekend in September (see below for schedule and locations)
Description: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates its 8th season of offering FREE Shakespeare plays in city parks with THE TEMPEST, directed by Alan Irvine, the first 4 weekends in September 2012.
PSIP serves up rough-and-tumble, contemporary Shakespeare plays using the parks’ environs as the set and the audience as part of the action. Audience members are advised to bring a blanket and be prepared for the show to go on in any kind of weather. All shows are at 2 PM (Saturdays and Sundays).
Director Alan Irvine: “The Tempest is a revenge play – but also about family, and, of course, romance – with comical results. The enemies who stole Prospero’s kingdom from him are now in his power. Will Prospero succumb to the temptation for revenge? Or will forgiveness win out? And Prospero’s daughter Miranda falls in love at first sight – with the first human (besides her father) she’s ever seen.” Will true love triumph? And will the shipwrecked characters ever shake off the spell of the magical Ariel and get off the Island?
September 1,2: Frick Park, Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill (map)
September 8,9: Arsenal Park, 39th St & Butler St, Lawrenceville (map)
September 15,16: Allegheny Commons West Park, W. North Ave & Brighton Rd, North Side (map)
September 22,23 Frick Park, Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill (map)
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