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ATM Press Release - Summer Shakespeare 2020

Since the summer of 2013, Actors Theatre of Missouri has performed free Shakespeare at the Springfield Art Museum under the name Shakespeare at the Columns.  We have given you comedy and tragedy, from As You Like It to Titus Andronicus.  Unfortunately, just as the plague caused the Master of the Revels to shut-down Shakespeare’s own performances in Elizabethan times, we have been forced to forego presenting your Summer Shakespeare offering this year. 

Fear not, though, for Springfield Shakespeare at the Columns will be back.  We are not going anywhere – we are just hibernating like a bear.  Our upcoming season in 2021 will bring you two free Shakespeare productions – a comedy and a tragedy.  The comedy The Taming of the Shrew will be set in 1969 just prior to the Stonewall Riots in New York.  King Lear will feature two monarchs – one male and one female –  for two different takes on the tragedy of family betrayal and the collapse of a dynasty. 

In the new year, Actors Theatre of Missouri will also be providing information about our expanded season offerings of mainstage shows at the Springfield Art Museum.   So stay tuned to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/springfieldshakes and our website www.actorstheatreofmo.org.  If you wish to be added to our e-mail list, please send us your e-mail information at info@actorstheatreofmo.org

 Stay safe and stay tuned.  We will come back to play shortly.  For now, we exit stage right, pursued by bear.





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