Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Opens 15th Season at NDC

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival (CSF) will open its 15th consecutive season of free, live outdoor performances at Notre Dame College on June 15.

CSF will perform “The Famous Life and History of King Henry the Eighth” or “All Is True” by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher (directed by David Hansen) on the lawn in front of the Administration Building at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16.

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (directed by Dana Hart) will open at Notre Dame the following weekend, at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23.

Both shows will continue in repertory on Saturdays and Sundays at various outdoor locations throughout Northeast Ohio including:

6/30 & 7/01: The James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor
7/07 & 7/08: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood
7/14 & 7/15: Shaker Heights Community Colonnade, 3450 Lee Road, Shaker Heights
7/21 & 7/22: Lorain County Community College, 1005 Abbe Road, Elyria
7/28 & 7/29: Kulas Stage at Wade Oval, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland
8/04 & 8/05: Tremont Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland

Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and seat themselves prior to each outdoor performance. Rain spaces have been secured for every venue except Wade Oval, allowing performances to proceed, rain or shine. At Notre Dame College, performances would move into the PAC in case of bad weather.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Jim McCormack at 440.794 .1CSF or info@cleveshakes.org.