Shakespeare in the Park 2021

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (Broadway Play Publishing remark) was London's longest-running comedy. ... To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world.

Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.

The Colonial Theater’s beloved Shakespeare in the Park festival is returning to Westerly, RI’s Wilcox Park for a 30th time with our Summer 2021 production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

This comedic survey of the Bard’s many plays will star veteran Equity actors Jeremiah Clapp, Jamie Dufault, and Richard Herron. Founding company member Marion Markham will bring her professionalism and expertise in the Shakespearean cannon to the role of Artistic Director, with production management by Aurora Productions, one of the industry’s leading full-service Production Management and Technical Supervision Company that serves Broadway, Off Broadway, and touring theater productions.

The Colonial is also pleased to debut its new Theatre Internship Program this summer, which will see highly qualified college- and high school-aged students working with industry professionals to gain invaluable hands-on experience in putting on a show with us. This exciting new program will be managed by Julia Moore, a recent Brown University graduation with an extensive background in performing arts and instruction.

This beloved local tradition is donation-funded, but admission has always been free and open to the public. Please consider making a donation to support our production by clicking here. Thank you for your generosity!

This year, we are asking attendees to reserve free tickets through EventBrite to safely and effectively manage crowd sizes, which traditionally have been largest on weekends. The Colonial is pleased to offer professional theatre in an outdoor setting with ample space for social distancing and looks forward to providing an audience experience that feels close to “normal” in a post-pandemic era.

Please select a ticket in the window at left for the date(s) for which you plan to attend one of our shows. Limit one ticket per group per date. Please limit the size of your party to no more than six people. Upon arrival in the Park, present your ticket at one of the entry points and an usher will direct your party to the designated seating area.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in lending a hand and being a part of Shakespeare in the Park? The Colonial can always use volunteers to support its front-of-house operations.

Consider joining us this summer as a Volunteer Usher. Ushers will be responsible for checking tickets at the entry points, greeting and seating audience members, and ensuring the public experience is top-notch. Contact the Colonial through this website for more information.

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