Shakespeare in the Park 2018


Love.  It is the dream that we want to be ensnared in.  Powerful and magical, but at it’s worst, a fickle illusion.   Shakespeare’s classical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream explores the duality of love in a magical, transformative production that asks: if we are in love are we ever in control?

Directed by Jaclynn Jutting

August 9 - September 9, 2018

Thursdays through Sundays and Labor Day Monday at Centennial Park Bandshell
$10 Suggested Donation

September 13 -  16, 2018

Click here to go to the FRANKLIN SHAKES page.  Academy Park, Franklin
$10 Suggested Donation

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Directed by Jaclynn Jutting
Set design by Paul Gatrell
Lighting design by Anne Willingham
Costume design by Colleen Garatoni
Composer & Musical Director, Rollie Mains
Choreography by Everett Tarleton
Props by Donna Seage
David Wilkerson, Stage Manager

Want a Royal Experience?

Support NSF and enjoy a gourmet picnic dinner, reserved seating, and VIP parking! 

Food & drink vendors open:
Talking Shakespeare with nightly special guest speakers begins:
Preshow entertainment begins:
Performance begins:


For more information on what to expect at the park, click here

Sign Language-Interpreted Performances: 

To find out what vendors and preshow entertainment will be at each performance, as well as sign language-interpreted performances, check the calendar below:

Get to know SITP

Shakespeare in the Park was established in 1988 and continues to offer family-friendly professional productions of Shakespeare's plays on a donation basis

2018 Season Sponsor


2018 Shakespeare in the Park Support

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