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See Antony and Cleopatra & The Tempest for free this summer in Lower Woodland Park

What do you think? Comments Off June 14, 2011 at 1:30PM

GreenStage, Seattle’s longest running Shakespeare Company, is returning to Lower Woodland Park this summer with free performances of Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest.

Shakespeare in the Park performances are in the meadow on the east side of Aurora Ave N, just south of the lawn bowling and horseshoe pits, near Shelter 6 [pdf map].

Performances of Antony and Cleopatra will be Friday, July 15, 2011 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 3 p.m.:

Shakespeare’s beautiful telling of one of history’s greatest and most ill-fated romances. It is two years after the death of Julius Caesar and a new Caesar, Octavius, is coming into his own. Aging Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of Rome, lives a lavish life of passion and indulgence with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. As Octavius and Rome pressure him to return to his duties, Antony and Cleopatra struggle to keep their own power while sharing a passion that tests their allegiances and begs the question, “What is life without love?”

Performances of The Tempest will be Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 7 p.m.:

On an isolated, magical island, Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan and self-taught sorcerer lives in banishment. For years, his only company has been his brave young daughter, an airy magical spirit and an enslaved monster. Despite the passage of time, Prospero hungers for revenge and the opportunity comes when a powerful storm shipwrecks his usurping brother,  other nobles, and some very colorful characters  on the island. Shakespeare’s final and most personal play, The Tempest is a powerful and often funny story of love, forgiveness and redemption.

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