Pop-UpRight Shakespeare!

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Want to go on a Shakespearean adventure "pop-up" style?

As part of NSF’s 30th anniversary season, 6 directors will choose their casts and stage lively “upright” readings of the bard’s plays in surprise locations in and around Nashville. Ticket holders will be texted the site address 24 hours in advance and travel to unique settings inspired by each of the plays. Some of Nashville’s favorite (and bravest!) actors will bring Shakespeare’s words to life and ensure that audiences will experience these magnificent plays in an exciting and unusual way.

Pop-Up details ... but the location is a surprise!

  • June 16, 2pm - The Tempest, directed by Natalie Risk

  • July 21, 2pm - Titus Andronicus, directed by Laramie Hearn
  • Oct 20, 2pm - The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Kim Bretton
  • Nov 17, 2pm - Richard III, directed by Stella Reed

See all the next 4 performances for just $30 with a "Pop-Up Pass!"
(This will guarantee you a seat up front, too)

Or buy an individual ticket for any of the performances for just $10 each


May 19, 2pm - The Merchant Of Venice, directed by René Millán
Portia: Morgan Davis
Antonio: Santiago Sosa
Shylock: Nat McIntyre
Bassanio: Joe Leitess
Gratiano: Justin Hand
Nerissa: Brooke Bethel
Jessica: Alexa Lauren
Lorenzo: Conner McCabe
Launcelot: Andrew Kaines
Gobbo/Duke: Josh Kiev
Tubal: Tom Jordan
Morocco: Chamberlin Little
Salarino: Andrew Johnson
Salario: Nate Bumpus
Salerio: Johnathon Killebrew
Balthazar/Stephano: George Sekeres

March 24, 2:00 pm - Much Ado About Nothing, directed by David Wilkerson
Bakari Jamal King-- Leonato, governor of Messina
Margaret Horne-- Messenger
Tamiko Robinson Steele-- Beatrice, niece to Leonato
Lauren Frances Jones-- Hero, daughter to Leonato
Christopher Bosen— Don Pedro, prince of Arragon
Brent Maddox-- Benedick, a young Lord of Padua
onah Jackson-- Claudio, a young Lord of Florence
Ty Brown— Don John, Don Pedro's bastard brother
Melissa Silengo-- Margaret, attendant to Hero
Nyazia Martin- Borachio, follower of Don John
David Wilkerson-- Conrade, follower of Don John
Rachel Agee-- Dogberry, a constable of the watch
Tony Nappo-- Verges, a partner of the watch
Andrew Johnson— Seacole, sexton of the watch
Joe Cash— Oatcake, a member of the watch
Janie Wilkerson-- Friar Francis