Magik Theatre's Shakespeare In the Park at SA Botanical Garden
The Magik Theatre presents their annual production of Shakespeare in the Park at the picturesque San Antonio Botanical Garden, June 1-4. This year’s production is the comic tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love, Twelfth Night.
Produced by The Magik Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park is a FREE annual event that brings full-scale productions of Shakespeare’s work to the entire community. “The Magik Theatre produces Shakespeare because the themes of his plays are as relevant today as they were when he wrote them,” says Magik’s Executive Director Richard Rosen. “We believe people in San Antonio, young and old deserve to experience the greatest plays by the greatest playwright.” Shakespeare in the Park brings San Antonians of all ages together in the balmy summer twilight to experience the joys, sorrows, trials, and triumphs of Shakespeare’s characters and stories.
Since 2005, Shakespeare in the Park has played to over 45,000 people, with vibrant, exciting productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet. The festival has also provided employment for more than 50 local artists and technicians.
Twelfth Night is directed by Melissa Marlowe, a San Antonio theatre native who has directed the previous four years Shakespeare in the Park productions including The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet.
EVENT INFO: San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston. Gates open at 6:30PM and the performance begins at 8PM. Admission is free and lawn chairs and blankets are recommended for outdoor seating. No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the gates. Food and drinks will be available for sale. For more information call The Magik Theatre at 210-227-2751 or visit www.magiktheatre.org/events or www.sabot.org
2011 Event Sponsors: (as of 5/2011) National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, SWBC, Broadway Bank, Silver Eagle Distributors, Cadillac, Anne Marie’s Catering, San Antonio Botanical Society, San Antonio Parks & Recreation, Creative Civilization, San Antonio Express-News and ArtGives.org.
Editor's Note: This story is from a news release.