Shakespeare in the Park's Summer Season Takes the Stage on June 13

Shakespeare in the Park Summer Season Opens June 13

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    A Sotheby's employee handles a copy of William Shakespeare, The First Folio 1623 on July 7, 2006 in London, England. The most important book in English Literature, the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays (1623), will be offered in Sotheby?s sale of English Literature & History on July 13th, and is estimated to fetch GBP 2.5-3.5 million.

    If movie theaters are getting stuffy, or you're looking for a change of scenery, pack a picnic and make your way over to Shakespeare in the Park.

    Located at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, Shakespeare in the Park kicks off its summer season on June 13 and continues until July 21.

    This summer audiences will have the chance to enjoy Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," directed by executive and artistic director Raphael Parry, and "Coriolanus," directed by artistic associate Rene Moreno.

    The comedic "Twelfth Night" chronicles the follies of fraternal twins Viola and Sebastian. Shipwrecked and separated from her twin, Viola disguises herself as a male alter ego, and as the plot unfolds, a love triangle quickly ensues.

    Shakespeare in the Park's second summer production and the last of Shakespeare's political tragedies, "Coriolanus," charts the rise and fall of the tragic hero Caius Martius Coriolanus, a warrior who is ultimately banished from his homeland.

    Tickets are available online as well as at the venue. A $10 donation is requested at Tuesday and Wednesday performances, and tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Children under 12 years old always receive free admission.

    Outside food is allowed, however there are plenty of concessionaires throughout the venue. Also, seating is designated by ticket type and chair height. Shakespeare Dallas Members are seated in the center of the lawn, with general admission on either side. As the lawn seating is tiered, patrons with blankets sit closest to the stage, while those with short sand chairs and high lawn chairs sit in the middle and in the back, respectively.

    Become a member or simply make an evening of it -- either way you're sure to enjoy some of the Bard's classics in an outdoor atmosphere that's fun for the whole family.