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We try hard to provide updated information, but these showtimes are not official. Please confirm dates/times with the individual theatres via their ticketing pages.

Listings are currently limited to those based in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties; and slowly expanding west and north (Kitsap, Jefferson, Skagit, and Whatcom counties). The below show listings will be updated as new information is received. If you have a professional, community theatre, dance, or fringe show coming up in Western Washington that’s not listed, please tell us about it.

 

Jul
14
Sun
Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival @ Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 14 all-day

A full weekend of theatre on multiple stages in Seattle’s Volunteer Park. All shows are free to attend (donations accepted). Hosted by GreenStage, featuring productions by several local theatre companies.

Schedule here.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bainbridge Performing Arts @ Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

As enchanting as it is playful, this Shakespearean comedy, set in a magical forest near Athens, follows four defiant young lovers, a hilariously untalented group of amateur actors, the austere royal court of Athens, and the magical inhabitants of a fairy kingdom.

The play explores themes of love in its many forms, the thin line between reality and illusion, and the delicate balance of the light and dark sides of desire. As the worlds of humans and fairies intertwine, love, jealousy, magic and mischievous fairies create a dreamscape of confusion, passion and hilarity. But despite the chaos (or, perhaps, because of it) all ends well in this timeless tale, echoing the sentiment that ‘the course of true love never did run smooth. Directed by Elizabeth Allum.

Location: Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Volunteer Park (Seattle – Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Seward Park (South Seattle) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
17
Wed
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
18
Thu
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Lynndale Park (Lynnwood) ☀️
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
19
Fri
The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Wallingford Playfield (Seattle) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Riverton Heights Park (SeaTac) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Camp Long (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
20
Sat
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers – Seattle Opera @ Othello Playground (South Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am

This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses together folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible.

Music by Kamala Sankaram; libretto by David Johnston; directed by Susan Payne O’Brien; music Directed by Li-Tan Hsu.

This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Free, non-ticketed event. Storytime at 10am, performance at 11.

Schedule and park locations here

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

We’ll remember your spine, Matr. – Velocity Dance @ Freeway Park (Downtown Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation’s professional cohort presents an extended embodied listening practice, choreographed by Jasmine Hearn. This showing is a culmination of a week-long experience that bridges practices of dance, movement, and embodied poetics. The performers will listen to the land coordinates of Freeway Park while considering its history and potential future sourcing land and celestial histories of the site’s coordinates.

The creative process centers the prompt, what do I listen to in order to arrive and depart as a keeper of this place and its collective memory? Together with our breathing, stilling, listening, and moving bodies, we will build recipes in response. We will build this moment together. This showing is for audiences of all ages.

Location: Freeway Park (700 Seneca St, Seattle)

Free to attend. Advance registration requested.

RSVP here

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Wallingford Playfield (Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Wright Park (Tacoma) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
21
Sun
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers – Seattle Opera @ Highland Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am

This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses together folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible.

Music by Kamala Sankaram; libretto by David Johnston; directed by Susan Payne O’Brien; music Directed by Li-Tan Hsu.

This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Free, non-ticketed event. Storytime at 10am, performance at 11.

Schedule and park locations here

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 2:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 4:15 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Fallen Angels – Burien Actors Theatre @ Marvista Park (Normandy Park) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm

Fallen Angels, by the English playwright Noël Coward, is a delightful family-friendly romp through the lives of two best friends who find themselves in a bit of a pickle.

Julia and Jane are two happily but complacently married women. When the charismatic Frenchman they had separate flings with before marriage suddenly announces a visit, they panic. As they try to keep their passionate past a secret from their husbands, chaos and hilarity ensue. With Coward’s signature wit and charm, Fallen Angels is a wild ride of champagne-fueled antics, love, and laughter. Directed by Rachel Rene.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
24
Wed
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
25
Thu
Finding Trails: On Wheels – Penguin Productions @ Mural Amphitheatre (Seattle Center) ☀️
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm

Penguin’s Finding Trails festival returns for a 4th year with Finding Trails: On Wheels, centering youth playwrights and directors. Four teen playwrights will develop new short plays inspired by our relationships with public outdoor spaces, all the things with wheels we use in these spaces, and all the ways they’re used. The teams will receive support from eight professional directing and playwriting mentors.

Free, non-ticketed event.

Info here

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lynndale Park (Lynnwood) ☀️
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Issaquah Community Center ☀️
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
26
Fri
The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater @ San Juan Fairgrounds (Friday Harbor) ☀️
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Othello Park (South Seattle) ☀️
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Fallen Angels – Burien Actors Theatre @ Riverton Heights Park (SeaTac) ☀️
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Fallen Angels, by the English playwright Noël Coward, is a delightful family-friendly romp through the lives of two best friends who find themselves in a bit of a pickle.

Julia and Jane are two happily but complacently married women. When the charismatic Frenchman they had separate flings with before marriage suddenly announces a visit, they panic. As they try to keep their passionate past a secret from their husbands, chaos and hilarity ensue. With Coward’s signature wit and charm, Fallen Angels is a wild ride of champagne-fueled antics, love, and laughter. Directed by Rachel Rene.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lower Woodland (Seattle – Green Lake) ☀️
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Columbia Park (Seattle – Columbia City) ☀️
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Fall City Park (Fall City) ☀️
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
27
Sat
Cinderella @ Kitsap Forest Theater (Bremerton) ☀️
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. He used the actual fairy tale by Charles Perrault as his source material (different from the version that we are familiar with) which gives Cinderella motivation and a more fleshed out character.

Beane’s 2013 adaptation of this well-loved classic invites us to build a better, kinder world together. He has revised the plot so that Cinderella is not merely a kind maiden in distress, but a curious young woman becoming aware of injustices beyond her own shabby treatment. When Cinderella meets a dragon-slaying young prince who is just assuming control of his government, Ella helps spark transformation and empower the disenfranchised in their kingdom. As in Hammerstein’s original book, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters are funnier and less cartoonishly cruel than in the Disney version.

Directed by Trina Williamson; music directed by Linda Kappus; choreographed by Laura McFarlane.

Tickets here

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lower Woodland (Seattle – Green Lake) ☀️
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

King Lear @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

King Lear takes center stage in a world where power, patriarchy, and privilege collide with the pursuit of justice and equity. As Lear’s kingdom unravels, his daughters challenge societal expectations, each seeking their own empowerment. Amidst political turmoil, the production delves into the complexities of mental health, offering a poignant reflection on the importance of compassion and empathy in a rapidly changing world. Written by William Shakespeare; directed by Terri McMahon.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Wiggums Hollow Park (Everett) ☀️
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Lower Woodland (Seattle – Green Lake) ☀️
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
28
Sun
Cinderella @ Kitsap Forest Theater (Bremerton) ☀️
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. He used the actual fairy tale by Charles Perrault as his source material (different from the version that we are familiar with) which gives Cinderella motivation and a more fleshed out character.

Beane’s 2013 adaptation of this well-loved classic invites us to build a better, kinder world together. He has revised the plot so that Cinderella is not merely a kind maiden in distress, but a curious young woman becoming aware of injustices beyond her own shabby treatment. When Cinderella meets a dragon-slaying young prince who is just assuming control of his government, Ella helps spark transformation and empower the disenfranchised in their kingdom. As in Hammerstein’s original book, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters are funnier and less cartoonishly cruel than in the Disney version.

Directed by Trina Williamson; music directed by Linda Kappus; choreographed by Laura McFarlane.

Tickets here

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Rodgers Park (Seattle – Queen Anne N) ☀️
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Lower Woodland (Seattle – Green Lake) ☀️
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Rodgers Park (Seattle – Queen Anne N) ☀️
Jul 28 @ 4:15 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Des Moines Beach Park ☀️
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lower Woodland (Seattle – Green Lake) ☀️
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater @ Deception Pass ☀️
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
31
Wed
King Lear @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

King Lear takes center stage in a world where power, patriarchy, and privilege collide with the pursuit of justice and equity. As Lear’s kingdom unravels, his daughters challenge societal expectations, each seeking their own empowerment. Amidst political turmoil, the production delves into the complexities of mental health, offering a poignant reflection on the importance of compassion and empathy in a rapidly changing world. Written by William Shakespeare; directed by Terri McMahon.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Aug
1
Thu
The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Lynndale Park (Lynnwood) ☀️
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Aug
2
Fri
King Lear @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm

King Lear takes center stage in a world where power, patriarchy, and privilege collide with the pursuit of justice and equity. As Lear’s kingdom unravels, his daughters challenge societal expectations, each seeking their own empowerment. Amidst political turmoil, the production delves into the complexities of mental health, offering a poignant reflection on the importance of compassion and empathy in a rapidly changing world. Written by William Shakespeare; directed by Terri McMahon.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Lake Burien School (Burien) ☀️
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Aug
3
Sat
Cinderella @ Kitsap Forest Theater (Bremerton) ☀️
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. He used the actual fairy tale by Charles Perrault as his source material (different from the version that we are familiar with) which gives Cinderella motivation and a more fleshed out character.

Beane’s 2013 adaptation of this well-loved classic invites us to build a better, kinder world together. He has revised the plot so that Cinderella is not merely a kind maiden in distress, but a curious young woman becoming aware of injustices beyond her own shabby treatment. When Cinderella meets a dragon-slaying young prince who is just assuming control of his government, Ella helps spark transformation and empower the disenfranchised in their kingdom. As in Hammerstein’s original book, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters are funnier and less cartoonishly cruel than in the Disney version.

Directed by Trina Williamson; music directed by Linda Kappus; choreographed by Laura McFarlane.

Tickets here

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Discovery Park (Seattle – Magnolia) ☀️
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Wright Park (Tacoma) ☀️
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Othello Park (South Seattle) ☀️
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Discovery Park (Seattle – Magnolia) ☀️
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Dance Film Festival – Pacific Northwest Ballet @ Mural Amphitheatre (Seattle Center) ☀️
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm

The PNB Dance Film Festival 2024 was born from an explosion of dance film creativity during the pandemic. Now in its third year, the Dance Film Festival showcases dance films and dance film artists by sharing their incredible work with PNB’s audiences.

Free, non-ticketed event.

Info here

 

Aug
4
Sun
The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

Cinderella @ Kitsap Forest Theater (Bremerton) ☀️
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. He used the actual fairy tale by Charles Perrault as his source material (different from the version that we are familiar with) which gives Cinderella motivation and a more fleshed out character.

Beane’s 2013 adaptation of this well-loved classic invites us to build a better, kinder world together. He has revised the plot so that Cinderella is not merely a kind maiden in distress, but a curious young woman becoming aware of injustices beyond her own shabby treatment. When Cinderella meets a dragon-slaying young prince who is just assuming control of his government, Ella helps spark transformation and empower the disenfranchised in their kingdom. As in Hammerstein’s original book, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters are funnier and less cartoonishly cruel than in the Disney version.

Directed by Trina Williamson; music directed by Linda Kappus; choreographed by Laura McFarlane.

Tickets here

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Delridge Playfield (W Seattle) ☀️
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Delridge Playfield (W Seattle) ☀️
Aug 4 @ 4:15 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Fallen Angels – Burien Actors Theatre @ Burien Town Square ☀️
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

Fallen Angels, by the English playwright Noël Coward, is a delightful family-friendly romp through the lives of two best friends who find themselves in a bit of a pickle.

Julia and Jane are two happily but complacently married women. When the charismatic Frenchman they had separate flings with before marriage suddenly announces a visit, they panic. As they try to keep their passionate past a secret from their husbands, chaos and hilarity ensue. With Coward’s signature wit and charm, Fallen Angels is a wild ride of champagne-fueled antics, love, and laughter. Directed by Rachel Rene.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Ober Park (Vashon Island) ☀️
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

King Lear @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm

King Lear takes center stage in a world where power, patriarchy, and privilege collide with the pursuit of justice and equity. As Lear’s kingdom unravels, his daughters challenge societal expectations, each seeking their own empowerment. Amidst political turmoil, the production delves into the complexities of mental health, offering a poignant reflection on the importance of compassion and empathy in a rapidly changing world. Written by William Shakespeare; directed by Terri McMahon.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Discovery Park (Seattle – Magnolia) ☀️
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Aug
7
Wed
The Lucky Chance @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to gamble on love with this multi-generational comedy featuring headstrong heroines and aging Romeos, consider this raunchy Restoration Comedy about sex, marriage, and consent. The ripened, spry, and sometimes lecherous Sir Cautious Fulbank and Sir Feeble Fainwou’d used their money and status to land young wives. But both wives had young suitors they already loved, who are trying to win them back. While the old men gamble, bribe, and swindle, the young suitors assume double identities, dance with a devil, and put their livelihoods on the line — with plenty of help from their crafty ladies. Delight in this unapologetic critique of capitalism and patriarchy while asking: are our motives in love and partnership ever truly altruistic?

The Lucky Chance, written by 17th-century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn, is ISF’s second partnership production with Expand the Canon. Directed by Julie Beckman.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here

 

Aug
8
Thu
King Lear @ Island Shakespeare Festival (Whidbey Island) ☀️
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm

King Lear takes center stage in a world where power, patriarchy, and privilege collide with the pursuit of justice and equity. As Lear’s kingdom unravels, his daughters challenge societal expectations, each seeking their own empowerment. Amidst political turmoil, the production delves into the complexities of mental health, offering a poignant reflection on the importance of compassion and empathy in a rapidly changing world. Written by William Shakespeare; directed by Terri McMahon.

Ticketed event, with sliding-scale and pay-what-you-choose tickets offered for all. Walk-up admission also available.

Tickets here