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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

King Lear

Apprentice Showcase 2015

Commonwealth Concerts

Without You

See Calendar for matinee schedule

The Greenshow

  • July 22 - August 9, 2015

    King Lear

    • When:

      July 22 - August 9, 2015

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Performance Schedule:

      Total running time: about 3 hours (including intermission)

      *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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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.