Cruisin’ Connecticut – 21 Years of Thespian Theatrics: “Shakespeare in the Park”

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to Edgerton Park in New Haven, where you can experience the 21st annual production of “Shakespeare in the Park.”

With more than 40-years of directing Shakespeare shows, Tina Packer gave us quite the play-by-play of Mid Summer’s Night Dream, during one of their rehearsals.

Company Manger, Josh Dill says the show is an experiential journey for young people:

A whole generation where exposure to Shakespeare happens in an English class… where kids reluctantly read aloud. This is a chance to get immersed in it.

Through the outdoor set design, the show pays historical homage to the “Brewster Mansion,” which was built on the grounds of Edgerton Park.

The show is made up of professional actors, local college students and high school interns. “Shakespeare in the Park” is estimated to draw approximately 20,000 guests, throughout the run of the show.

You can check out Mid Summer’s Night Dream at Edgerton Park on Cliff Street in New Haven: August 18th – September 4th at 8pm. Please check Elm Shakespeare Company’s website for the full show shcedule.

Know of cool people, places or events to check out for “Cruisin’ Connecticut?” Email me, or let me know on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @RyanKristafer

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