Actors’ Theatre of Columbus returns this Summer with their outdoor classic theatre under the stars in German Village’s Schiller Park.
The theme for the 41st anniversary season of Shakespeare in the Park is “family | home”. The 2023 season embraces community, the families we choose, and finding a place to call home.
Shakespeare in the Park at Schiller Park
Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm
Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage
Theatre in the Park with Actors’ Theatre of Columbus Show Schedule
STORY BY PHILIP J. HICKMAN & MIKELLE HICKMAN-ROMINE
Directed by Philip J. Hickman
May 25 – June 18, 2023
Return to Sherwood Forest with the revival of Actors’ Theatre’s hit play Robin Hood! Robin and Marian are threatened by Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham while they try to navigate their complicated relationship.
Adventure awaits for the Merry Men in this swashbuckling romance.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
BY KATE HAMILL
Directed by Robyn Rae Stype
June 22 – July 16, 2023
The Dashwood sisters could not be more different — sensible Elinor wants a life of companionship and stability, while sensitive Marianne yearns for passion and romance. When their father’s sudden death leaves them without money or prospects, they must navigate the gossipy world of 18th century English society together. But, when rumors abound and reputation is all they have, can they each find happiness in their own way?
Based on Jane Austen’s beloved first novel, this fresh adaptation is full of humor, heart, and hijinks.
LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by Rowan Winterwood
July 20 – August 13, 2023
When the King of Navarre invites two friends to join him in three years of study, the men swear to abstain from all distractions — excessive sleep, rich food, and the company of women. But their oaths are tested when the Princess of France arrives in Navarre on political business with her two ladies. The men play host — and quickly fall in love.
This early, lesser-known Shakespeare comedy is a love letter to the English language, full of rhymes, puns, and dirty jokes.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY
Directed by Julie Whitney Scott
August 17 – September 3, 2023
A Raisin in the Sun continues to tell the story of the hopes, aspirations, and dreams of a struggling working-class African American family in America. The play takes place in the ’50s in the South Side Chicago apartment of the Youngers. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway in 1959.
Today in 2023, the struggle is still real for poor families trying to find a decent place to live, which makes this play timeless and relevant for today.
Attending Actors’ Theatre of Columbus performances
Outdoor summer shows are free and open to the public. Make a donation to ensure to the continued success of Actors’ Theatre. Suggested levels of donation and ways to donate are available on the website.
Reserved section zero-gravity chairs (with cupholder and headrest) are $25, front section ATC logo blankets (that you can keep after the show!) are $25, and reserved ground-level loungers (with back support) are $20.
Pack a picnic, bring your family or friends, and enjoy the evening!
The summer performances are under the stars (dress accordingly), and occasionally, under adverse weather conditions. The decision to cancel a performance is not made until 7:30 pm and will be posted on the website and Facebook page.
Looking for more outdoor fun and entertainment?
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Friday, September 29, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Sunday, October 1, 2023
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Wednesday, October 11, 2023