Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Opens 17th Season (Press Release)

May 27, 2014

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival opens 17th season 
of free outdoor theater with

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 17th consecutive season of presenting free, live outdoor performances of the works of William Shakespeare to audiences in Northeast Ohio.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love and magic intermingle when two couples get lost in an enchanted fairy forest on the eve of a royal wedding. At the same time, a group of rustic amateur actors rehearse a play to be performed at the wedding. Fairy mischief abounds as dreams and reality become tangled.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on Friday, June 6 at the P.E.A.C.E. Park in the Coventry neighborhood and tours a variety of outdoor venues:

Fri, June 6: Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park, Coventry Rd and Euclid Hts Blvd, Cleveland Hts, OH, 44118

Sat, June 7: Shaker Heights Community Colonnade, 3450 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, OH, 44120

Sun, June 8: Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, OH 44121

Fri, June 13: Tremont Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44113

Sat, June 14: Tremont Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44113

Sun, June 15: Lorain County Community College Stocker Arts Center, 1005 Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH, 44035

Fri, June 20: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH, 44107

Sat, June 21: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH, 44107

Sun, June 22: Cuyahoga Community College West, 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd, Parma, OH 44130

Fri, June 27: Grove Amphitheater, 425 N Commons Rd, Mayfield Village, OH 44143

Sat, June 28: The James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH, 44060

Sun, June 29: Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094

The second show of the season, the classic tragedy of ‘star-crossed lovers’ Romeo and Juliet, opens July 18 with the following schedule:

July 18-20: Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park

July 25-27; August 2-3: Tremont’s Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Friday, August 1: Market Square Park, W 25th St. and Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

All shows start at 7:00 pm and are presented free of charge. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and seat themselves prior to each outdoor performance.

For more information about The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival or to get involved, contact us at 440.794.1CSF, email, find us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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