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Join us as we celebrate Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450 in 2014!
 
Throughout 2014, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre will partner with the Free Library of Philadelphia to bring you the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, a very special yearlong celebration of The Bard's birth 450 years ago! Our season will feature special Shakespeare programming each month, including interactive performance lectures, pop-up performances, and of course, our mainstage production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by David O'Connor!
 
A free twelve-month series of our special lecture series, including interactive performances and discussions with leading Shakespeare scholars.

Presented by the Classical Acting Academy
Dates:  July 31 - August 17, 2014 
Location:  URBN Annex Black Box Theater at Drexel University, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost:  Pay What You Will 

The King and his friends decide that they are going to take a vow to avoid women for three years in order to pursue a life of study.  As soon as they take their oath, the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, and put to the test the lofty resolve of the men.
Shakespeare's witty and effervescent comedy takes us on a rollercoaster ride, as the characters wrestle and then untangle their unrealistic vows. Shakespeare also winks at us as he suggests the most interesting course of study is in fact  the endlessly fascinating relationships between men and women.

IHAMLET
Dates:  September 17 - 28, 2014
Location:  The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost:  $20 for tickets 

A world-premiere production of iHamlet, a unique one-person Hamlet as part of the Fringe Arts Festival.

AKALA: FOUNDER OF THE HIP-HOP SHAKESPEARE COMPANY IN LONDON
Dates:  October 20 - 25, 2014
Location:  Multiple locations throughout Philadelphia 

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre hosts a week of lectures, performances, and educational programming featuring London-based artist Akala, and the works of London’s Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company. Hip-hop artist and Ted X presenter Akala engages and educates young people, particularly those who are considered “hard to reach,” through his innovative workshops. With his unique brand of Shakespeare hip-hop, he will teach young people in Philadelphia to develop new skills, creating powerful new work to be performed throughout the city.

HENRY V
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR STUDENT MATINEES!
Directed by: Aaron Cromie 
Dates:  October 22 - November 16, 2014 
Location:  The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR STUDENT MATINEES!
Directed by: Carmen Khan
Dates: April 3 - May 24, 2015
Location:  The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
 
 
Got questions?
Call our Box Office at 215-496-8001 or email info@phillyshakespeare.org!