Shakespeare By The Sea Returns For 31st Year Next Month

Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival and Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation present the Shakespeare by the Sea XXXI production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM July 8 – 18

Show kicks off delayed 30th Anniversary Season Celebration, includes new production in Royal Palm Beach in August

The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival will celebrate thirty-one years of its annual tradition this summer, with a live performance of William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. The Shakespeare by the Sea production will once more take place in its home stage at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, Jupiter. The free, outdoor event is presented in cultural partnership with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation on July 8 – 11 and July 15 – 18. Gates open at 6:30 pm with performances starting at 8 pm. A $5 donation per person is suggested. 

“We are so thrilled to bring this beloved tradition back to the public,” says Festival Producer Elizabeth Dashiell.  “Before the Kravis Center was built, before the Maltz existed, the Shakespeare Festival was bringing live, professional theater free of charge to residents and visitors through its summertime event and has continued for thirty years.”

Last year, the Festival was gearing up to celebrate this remarkable achievement when the global pandemic shut live performances down around the world. “Thanks to supporters and a PNC ArtsAlive grant, we were able to continue our 30 years of uninterrupted performances with a professionally filmed virtual show last year,” explains Dashiell. “Now we are coming back to celebrate with the show that opened the Seabreeze Amphitheater in 2003, and with a new production happening in our western community!”

William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT will be performed in a new Shakespeare by the Palms production presented by The Village of Royal Palm Beach at Commons Park August 19 – 29.

Parents, students, teachers and appreciators can discover more about A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM through the PNC ArtsAlive funded program, Sharing Shakespeare. A complete study guide, fun video shorts and more are available to download through the Festival’s website pbshakespeare.org. 

The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation’s Shakespeare by the Sea XXXI production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM runs July 8 – 11 and 15 – 18 at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, Jupiter located at 750 South S.R. A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. Visit www.pbshakespeare.org for Festival information and sponsorship opportunities.

Shakespeare by the Sea XXXI, in partnership with Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation is sponsored by Baptist Health with support by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Lisa Calberg and Frank Cona, The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Publix Supermarket Charities, Atlantic T’s, The Benjamin School, and Palm Beach Atlantic University.

ABOUT THE PALM BEACH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)3 professional theater company dedicated to enhancing the accessibility and appreciation for Shakespearean, classic and contemporary theater for all ages and socioeconomic levels. For more information about the Festival, its history or its season, please visit www.pbshakespeare.org.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (c)Chuck Andersen

TWELFTH NIGHT image (c) Forest Woodward

Shakespeare by the Sea (c)Richard Graulich the Palm Beach Post

Past productions of Shakespeare by the Sea courtesy Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival

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