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?

August 9 - September 9, 2018

Thursdays through Sundays and Labor Day Monday at Centennial Park Bandshell
General Admission is FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)

September 13 -  16, 2018

Click here to go to the FRANKLIN SHAKES page.  Academy Park, Franklin
General Admission is FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)

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, check our FAQ'sclick here

Sign Language-Interpreted Performance: 
Saturday, September 1st, 2018

To find out what vendors and preshow entertainment will be at each performance, check the calendar below:

Midsummer meet the cast - web.jpg

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

Get to know Shakespeare in the Park

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

Contact The Festival for business and media sponsorship opportunities: