What’s Cooking in the Park: 8/27 – 8/30

Photo by Rick Malkin

Photo by Rick Malkin

It’s time for the third weekend of Shakespeare in the Park! We are at the midway point of our annual summer tradition (28 years now!), and we are ready to put on a show! If you’re planning on joining us (and we certainly hope you are), you won’t be alone. We’ve got a great lineup of pre-show entertainment and food trucks waiting for you.

Get social with us! While you are out in the park this weekend, be sure to share your Shakespeare in the Park experience with us. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we want to see your Henry V memories. #NSFHenryV

Here’s what’s cooking in the park this weekend:

Talking Shakespeare

Photo by Rick Malkin

Photo by Rick Malkin

“Talking Shakespeare” is a pre-show conversation opportunity organized by Belmont University’s Marcia McDonald with the aim to help you find out about this year’s play, to ask questions and exchange ideas about Shakespeare, and gain new ideas from faculty who love teaching and talking about Shakespeare. Whether this is your first time at Shakespeare in the Park or your 25th, if you are intrigued by all things Shakespearean or think understanding Shakespeare is a challenge, this pre-show talk is for you!

Come to the TOUT Tent (“The Onward and Upward Tent”) in back of the seating area from 6-6:30pm before each performance to ask questions, join in discussion and learn something new about Shakespeare!

Thursday 8/27
Dr. Joseph Pearce, Director for the Center of Faith and Culture and Writer in Residence, Aquinas College

Friday 8/28
Dr. Samantha Morgan-Curtis, Associate Professor of English at TSU and specialist in English Renaissance literature and women’s studies

Saturday 8/29
Dr. Leah Marcus, Edwin Mims Professor English and internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar, Vanderbilt University

Sunday 8/30
Dr. Jayme Yeo, Assistant Professor of English at Belmont University, with special interest in Shakespeare in prisons projects

 

Pre-show Entertainment

Ross Bolen as Pistol in HENRY V / Photo by Rick Malkin

Ross Bolen as Pistol in HENRY V / Photo by Rick Malkin

This weekend, as with all upcoming weekends, we’ll be joined in the park by some wonderfully talented musicians (and we mean besides the banjo skills of company player Ross Bolen). Who’s going to be serenading you this week?

All pre-show performances begin at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 8/27
The Princely Players

Friday 8/28
Eight O’Five Jive

Saturday 8/29
The Moores

Sunday 8/30
Bill Crosby

Many of these musicians will have music available in the Nashville Shakes tent during their performances. They’re all performing in the park for free, so if you like what you hear, support them!

Food Vendors

Crepe A Diem / Photo by Rick Malkin

Crepe A Diem / Photo by Rick Malkin

We like to see what people pull out of their picnic baskets every night at the park, but just because you can bring your own food, doesn’t mean you have too. Every week, we’re joined in the park by several food vendors. What will you find to snack on this weekend?

Thursday 8/27

Jeni’s Ice Cream
Lil Choo Choo BBQ
Moosehead Kettle Corn
S’more Love Bakery

Friday 8/28
Deg Thai
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Lil Choo Choo BBQ
Moosehead Kettle Corn
King Tut’s

Saturday 8/29

Deg Thai
Jeni’s Ice Cream
King Tut’s
Lil Choo Choo BBQ
Moosehead Kettle Corn

Sunday 8/30

Deg Thai
Jeni’s Ice Cream
King Tut’s
Lil Choo Choo BBQ
Moosehead Kettle Corn
S’more Love Bakery

Stop by, grab a snack and say hello! See you at the park!

Side Note: We will be catering a picnic for our Royal Package VIPs every night. Not a VIP? You can be! Find out how to experience Shakespeare in the Park in style.

Henry V will run through September 13th at Centennial Park in Nashville. More info here.

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