• Shakespeare on the Common

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    Food & Beverages

    • · 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

  • Other Info

    · Parking: Boston Common Garage

    · Restrooms available onsite

Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare & Leadership: King Lear

See Calendar for matinee schedule

The Greenshow

  • May 21 - May 30, 2015

    Romeo & Juliet

    • When:

      May 21 - May 30, 2015

    • Venue:

      The Strand Theater, Dorchester, MA

    • Need to know:

      This performance of Romeo & Juliet is part of our Shakespeare OFF the Common project, an innovative three-part arts program created in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events to foster community interaction. 

       

      Please note that there is no elevator access at the Strand Theatre. Wheelchair seating is on the Mezzanine level or the Orchestra. 

       
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  • April 28, 2015

    Shakespeare & Leadership: King Lear

    • When:

    • Venue:

      Carling-Sorenson Theater, Babson College, Wellesley

    • Need to know:

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The Greenshow

Be sure to catch The Greenshow one-hour before each performance of
Shakespeare on the Common.

 

What is The Greenshow?

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Greenshow features actors from its Apprentice Program, CSC's actor training program for emerging young theater artists. Traditionally, a Greenshow is the prelude to an evening's performance, meant to prepare an audience for the main event.  This performance runs approximately 30 minutes, is fun, lively, and appropriate for the whole family: a great way to learn more about the main stage production.