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” 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!
Dr. Joseph Pearce, Director for the Center of Faith and Culture and Writer in Residence, Aquinas College
Dr. Samantha Morgan-Curtis, Associate Professor of English at TSU and specialist in English Renaissance literature and women’s studies
Dr. Leah Marcus, Edwin Mims Professor English and internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Jayme Yeo, Assistant Professor of English at Belmont University, with special interest in Shakespeare in prisons projects
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.
The Princely Players
Eight O’Five Jive
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!
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?
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.