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Dates Announced for Shakespeare in the Park
Dates Announced for Shakespeare in the Park

Describing appetite for the program as “voracious,” Henderson officials and local theatre representatives welcome the Shakespeare in the Park program for its 25th anniversary season.

The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company (LVSC) will present four public performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at four different parks on Saturday evenings in October. Admission is free.

“There is a voracious appetite for Shakespeare in Henderson,” said Dan Decker, Artistic Director for the LVSC. “The performances in the parks are extremely popular. We have a great time doing these shows because the audiences are so huge and responsive."

Series dates are as follows:

  • Saturday, October 1 at Sonata Park, 1550 Seven Hills Drive
  • Saturday, October 8 at Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde Parkway
  • Saturday, October 15 at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa di Lago
  • Saturday, October 22 at River Mountain Park, 1941 Appaloosa Drive

All performances will be at 7 p.m. with a green show occurring one hour prior to each presentation.

The partnership marks the fourth collaboration with LVSC in just two years, as well as the second time the thespian ensemble has starred in the city’s longest-running event, Shakespeare in the Park. Nearly 13,000 Shakespeare devotees attended last year’s four shows, one of the most successful runs of the series.

Since its creation in 2008, the LVSC has performed dozens of shows to record audiences across Southern Nevada. In addition to public performances, LVSC takes Shakespeare into Clark County School District public schools, conducting workshops and performances for delighted students and teachers, which, in turn, create jobs, as well as educational and cultural experiences for all citizens across the valley.

In fact, as part of the Shakespeare in the Park series, LVSC will perform a private matinee showing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for thousands of local students at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway, Wednesday, October 19. The complimentary special screening is part of the Public Education Foundation’s outreach program, Shakespeare in the Schools, which has partnered with the City of Henderson on this endeavor for the past 19 years.

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