· 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
· Parking: Boston Common Garage
· Restrooms available onsite
A new series debuting in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season. An expansion of CSC’s longstanding American Voices, TITR is a script-in-hand reading series presented without common theatrical elements like sets or costumes. These pared-down readings uniquely engage the audience by immersing them in the immediacy of the text and the actors’s performances, allowing one’s own imagination to take creative flight.
A favorite script-in-hand reading series, Law and Leadership each bring together local, state and national lawyers and judges and renowned business leaders with some of Boston’s best local acting talent to perform Shakespeare plays each season. Each performance is followed by a panel discussion addressing questions and themes in the text that resonate for these professionals within their modern fields.
CSC’s touring initiative to local parks brings free outdoor theater to neighborhood venues and under-served communities. Past seasons have included: Shakespeare on Love, a collection of love scenes complimented with popular music performed by CSC Apprentices and Bard Over Broadway a new Shakespeare-inspired musical-theater review performed in collaboration with The Boston Conservatory.
A Boston tradition since 1996, CSC has been presenting fully-staged productions of Shakespeare plays free-of-charge to Boston audiences.
Sponsored by New England Conservatory and the Free For All Concert Fund, Commonwealth Concerts is a series of pre-show concerts featuring a wide range of musical styles before performances of Shakespeare on the Common.
Special events--including our Annual Gala--held throughout the year to raise funds to support all of CSC’s FREE programming.
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common
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.Read More
August 8-10, 2014
Babson College, The Modern Theater, Newton-Hyde Center
All performances are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged but not required for performances at Babson College and The Modern Theater due to limited seating at those venues.
2014 Apprentice Showcase
Much Ado About Nothing
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 2014 Apprentice Company consists of 24 pre-professional actors from across the country studying in residence at Wellesley, MA. Join them for this summer's showcase production of William Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Clay Hopper, Much Ado follows the triumphs and struggles along the road to love. Beatrice and Benedict, two self-proclaimed singles "too wise to woo" are tricked into courtship by their mischief making friends despite their own better judgments and sharp-witted tongues. Meanwhile, a jealous plot of mistaken identity threatens to pull apart the love-struck Hero and Claudio. A whirlwind of potential heartache and great humor ensues as the residents of Messina rally around the young lovers to put all the pieces back together.
Friday, August 8th: 7:30PM: Babson College, Carling-Sorenson Theater at the Sorenson Center for the Arts; 19 Babson College Dr, Wellesley, MA 02482**
**FREE Parking is available at this venue in Trim Lot. Please click here for a campus map.
Click the button below for reservations for this performance (Encouraged but not required). Performance made possible by Babson College:
Saturday, August 9th: 2:00PM: The Modern Theater; 525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
Click the button below for reservations for this performance (Encouraged but not required). Performance made possible by Suffolk University:
Sunday, August 10th: 8:00PM: Hyde Playground at the Hyde Community Center; 90 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461
This is an outdoor venue, picnic blankets and chairs are encouraged. NO reservations necessary for this performance. Performance made possible by the Newton Hyde Center.
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Chet Robert Davino
Kyle W. Porter
Geoff Van Wyck