If you're already dreaming of unpacking a picnic, stretching out on the grass, and opening a bottle of wine as the sun sets over Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, have we got good news for you: Shakespeare Dallas has announced its 2024 season.
As is tradition, two of the Bard's plays will run concurrently during the summer, with a third playing in the fall.
First up is scenes from The Odyssey by Mary Zimmerman, adapted from the translation of The Odyssey by Robert Fitzgerald, will be directed by Danielle Georgiou, Justin Locklear, and Jenni Stewart.
A modern young woman is struggling to understand Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer’s The Odyssey when suddenly a Greek muse appears, and the young woman becomes the goddess Athena and a tireless advocate for Odysseus in his struggle to get home.
With her trademark irreverent and witty twist on classic works, Zimmerman brings to life the epic story of Odysseus's 10-year journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens, and others.
Also on the boards is Twelfth Night, directed by Rob Clare. Hilarity ensues in this classic Shakespeare romantic comedy through a classic case of mistaken identity.
When Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are shipwrecked and believe the other to be drowned, Viola disguises herself as a young man and, under the name of Cesario, gets a job as a servant for the Duke, Orsino.
The Odyssey and Twelfth Night run June 14 -July 21, 2024, as part of the 52nd Shakespeare in the Park summer festival.
In the fall we have Julius Caesar, directed by Katie Ibrahim. Concerned that Julius Caesar poses a threat to democracy, revolutionaries take the violent decision to murder him.
As the world spins out of control, chaos and superstition lead to civil war in this exciting Shakespearean tragedy. Julius Caesar runs September 13-October 13, 2024.
All three shows will take place outdoors at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Pkwy. Picnicking is encouraged and beer and wine are allowed.
Early Bird subscription tickets are now available. Three tickets for $50 (or $16 per show), six tickets for $95, or 12 tickets for $175. Early Bird pricing ends on March 15 (beware the Ides of March!).
An All-Access Pass is also available for $125 per person and allows the passholder to attend as many shows as they’d like. Subscriber benefits include early entry to the park and preferred seating.