Monday, January 24, 2011

Pittsburgh's 7th Season of Shakespeare in the Parks Announced

PSIP announces MERRY WIVES and return of “BYOB!”

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is proud to announce the start of its 7th season providing the Steel City with FREE Shakespeare plays and events.

Join us for our first BYOB (“Bring Your Own Bard”) monthly reading: “Shakespeare’s Favorites,” Thursday January 27 at the Te Café. BYOB is a once-a-month reading series where fans and performers of Shakespeare come together to enjoy an evening of informal performances of their favorite scenes, sonnets, and monologues. Alan Irvine, local storyteller and PSIP board member, will be the evening’s MC.

BYOB serves as a warm-up for PSIP’s free summer production of MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, a comedy hilariously exploring the themes of marriage, cuckoldry, and revenge. The show will be directed by Tommy Costello and will run FREE in cityparks in September 2011.

Please join us for these BYOBs through June with the following themes:

January: Shakespeare’s Favorites (Thursday Jan 27)

February: Short Scenes for a Short Month (Thursday Feb 24)

March: War/The Month of Mars (Thursday Mar 31)

April: Animals (Thursday Apr 28)

May: Let's Go a-Maying (Romance) (Thursday May 26)

June: Marking Merry (Thursday June 30)

Donations accepted at the door. Readers and audience members alike are encouraged to bring copies of their favorite Shakespeare plays and join in the reading of sonnets, scenes, and songs. Fun for the whole family – kids welcome.


2000 Murray Ave (at Beacon St).

Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Squirrel Hill

(412) 422-8888

Readings begin at 7:00 PM. Anyone interested in reading should contact or 412.404.8531.

Baked goods, coffees and teas will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Friend us on Facebook: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.

Do you like what we do? Or want to see us do a specific show? Let us know!...on Facebook or via email at See you in the Parks!

Bringing you free Shakespeare since 2005.

Bring a blanket, a loved one, and a thermos.

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