UPDATE: This year’s summer season at Door Shakespeare has been canceled. See updated information here.
Door Shakespeare has announced its 25th summer season.
“Twenty-five years is a big milestone for Door Shakespeare,” said Michael Stebbins, producing artistic director. “To celebrate, we decided to bring back an audience favorite from seasons past, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], as well as share a piece that our audiences haven’t seen before, Hamlet. We are also adding to the mix a third production, Wittenberg by David Davalos, first produced in 2008 at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. The season promises something for the entire family.”
Door Shakespeare produced The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) in 2011 at the Ephraim Village Hall, and this special season will kick off with the revised version of the production at the same venue, where three actors will share parts of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 97 minutes. Performances at the Ephraim Village Hall will begin May 20; outdoor performances at Björklunden will run June 17 – Aug. 24.
Wittenberg finds the character of Hamlet in 1517, attending the University of Wittenberg, where his two primary teachers are Martin Luther, professor of theology; and John Faustus, professor of philosophy. During the course of the play, the two professors enter into a battle for Hamlet’s soul. Wittenberg will run July 1 – Aug. 17 in the Garden at Björklunden.
The season’s third production, Hamlet, will be Door Shakespeare’s first undertaking of the classic play. It will run July 8 – Aug. 16 in the Garden at Björklunden.
Tickets will go on sale March 1. Visit doorshakespeare.com to see full show schedules, information and updates.