The Ides of August, 2024

Dear Shakespeare Theatre Community,

Whether you are a benefactor, an actor, a volunteer or just a friend, we value your participation in TPSP. Exciting things are happening with us this fall and we want you to know about them as they unfold in real time. From workshops to popup theatre to full scale productions, we offer all kinds of ways to participate. How is up to you.

Our hilarious summer production, The Merry Wives of Windsor, played to full houses for its entire 6-night run. The one exception is the evening we performed in steady rain outdoors at Lancaster History. Even then, we had an intrepid audience with sturdy umbrellas. We moved indoors to West Art Community Arts Center where audiences were able to find us. They got a first look at a space we plan on coming back to.

In fact, we’ll be back at West Art September 5, 6, and 7 for auditions for our next mainstage production, Cymbeline. If you’re a performer interested in exploring the Bard next February (with rehearsals starting this November), reserve your audition spot now!

If you’d like an appetizer to our mainstage show, we will be performing at L’Italia Festival at Lititz Springs Park on September 16th . Look for two performances of our original short play Getting to Gaga: Harlequin, Shakespeare and Beyond. Expect riotous pantomime, some knee-slapping Shakespeare and an opportunity to learn a little about theatre history.

Our new adult classes are going full steam. Have you ever wanted to audition for a play but been put off by having to perform a monologue? Take Laura Korach Howell’s monologue workshop in late October and early November. Problem solved. The limelight awaits you. Stay tuned to our website and social media for specific dates and times. 

Expect for us to appear around town for the Extraordinary Give on November 17th. And please keep us in mind when you plan your giving. We depend on you to help us keep all these programs going.

We are excited to announce that we will be expanding to a 4-production season in 2024. In addition to Cymbeline, look for Fool-ish, an original work, in April; Love’s Labour’s Lost in June; and a soon-to-be revealed production in the fall. We’ll keep you updated.

Whatever your contribution, we are so glad you are a part of TPSP. We can not do any of it without you. Thank you.

Executive Artistic Director

A non-profit organization committed to help foster a love of Shakespeare through performance and performance-based instruction.