Southern Shakespeare Festival

May 11 2017
May 13 2017
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Southern Shakespeare Festival

Southern Shakespeare Festival makes all the park a stage May 12 – 14, featuring live performances in Cascades Park of As You Like It.


  • A reprise of Theater With A Mission’s Loco for Love: Cervantes vs. Shakespeare in the Mystery of Cardenio” (hint: it involves wrestling!).
  • Sonnet Man (Devon Glover) returns, delivering Shakespearean sonnets to a hip-hop beat. Devon has been internationally recognized for his unique style of making the Bard relevant.
  • Junior company, The Bardlings, performance of “ShakespeaRE-TOLD”, a collection of Shakespeare scenes done in iambic pentameter and then performed with the middle and high school students putting the scene into their own “modern-day” words.
  • Performances by afterschool programs at Walker Ford and Thomasville Center for the Arts
  • The Society for Creative Anachronism displaying how swordplay can be safe and fun (and competitive).
  • An encore performance of the touring show, Zombie Shakespeare.
  • Something wickedly funny from the crazies at Mickee Faust.
  • A Children’s Area including face painting, games and activities, and WFSU's Peg + Cat to interact with children at the Festival.
  • Lois Burdette, author of the “Shakespeare Can Be Fun” series of children’s books, presenting and signing books.
  • SHAKESBEER: A brew developed by GrassLands Brewing Co. specifically for the Festival.

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