Shakespeare Al Fresco

Shakespeare Dallas re-ups for another year of classics in the park

Shakespeare Dallas re-ups for another year of classics in the park

Shakespeare Dallas presents The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged
Shakespeare Dallas will present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) as part of its 2015 season. Photo by Jessica Helton

For the 2015 season of their annual Shakespeare in the Park series, Shakespeare Dallas will present a couple of Bard classics, as well as a non-Shakespeare play for only the third time in their illustrious history.

The season will open in June with Romeo and Juliet. The eternal story of two star-crossed lovers and the feud between their families, being presented for the ninth time at Shakespeare in the Park, will have 25 performances between June 24 and July 25 at Samuell Grand Amphitheatre in Dallas. Each show starts at 8:15 pm.

The second show, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised), will serve as both a comedic interlude between two tragedies and a reference to Shakespeare Dallas' continued quest to present every Shakespearean work at AT&T Performing Arts Center.

The production gives people a chance to see part of all 37 Shakespeare plays in just under two hours, with three madcap men in tights weaving their way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies. The show will run at 8:15 pm Tuesdays-Sundays, June 17-July 24, at Samuell Grand Amphitheatre.

The season will wrap up in the fall with the tragedy King Lear, playing for the third time in Shakespeare Dallas' 43 years, in which Lear loses much more than he bargained for when he tries to determine which of his daughters is worthy of his kingdom.

The production will play at Samuell Grand Amphitheatre on Wednesdays-Sundays, September 16-26, before moving over to Addison Circle Park on Wednesdays-Sundays, October 1-11. All performances will take place at 8 pm.