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    • · Vendors available onsite
    • · Personal food & drink welcome
    • · No alcohol
  • Tickets & Seating

    · Performances are free & open to the public

    · Bring a blanket to sit on

    · Bring or rent a chair - rentals $5 + $5 deposit

    · Learn more about sitting in our Friends Section

    · Additional information will be posted in the spring

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    · Parking: Boston Common Garage

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King Lear

Apprentice Showcase 2015

Commonwealth Concerts

Without You

See Calendar for matinee schedule

Volunteer Opportunities

  • July 22 - August 9, 2015

    King Lear

    • When:

      July 22 - August 9, 2015

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Performance Schedule:

      *Tuesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm
      *Sundays @ 7pm
      *Matinee: Saturday, August 8th @ 3pm

      *ASL-Interpreted Performances: Friday, July 31 @ 8pm and Sunday, August 2 @ 7pm

      *Open Captioned Performance: July 25 @ 8pm

      *Audio Described Performance: July 30 @ 8pm (Rain date: August 9 at 7pm)

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  • Begins July 31, 2015

    Apprentice Showcase 2015

    • When:

    • Venue:

      Various

    • Need to know:

      All performances are FREE

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  • Friday, July 30 - Friday, August 7

    Commonwealth Concerts

    • When:

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Commonwealth Concerts Sponsored by New England Conservatory, July 30-August 7, 2015. Concerts begin 90 minutes before curtain on the main stage at Shakespeare on the Common. 

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  • September 9-13, 2015

    Without You

    • When:

      September 9-13, 2015 80 minutes

    • Venue:

      Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College

    • Need to know:

      Run time is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

      Seating will begin 30 min prior to curtain.

      Directions & Commuting Information to the Carling-Sorenson Theater

      No refunds on ticket purchases. Ticket exchanges for another performance will be accommodated up to 24 hours in advance.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Ushers for Free Shakespeare on the Common: King Lear

Help give our patrons an amazing experience at our 20th production of Free Shakespeare on the Common! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with a variety of tasks. Learn more and sign up.

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