Prince George's Shakespeare in the Parks

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the County, making great theatre available to everyone. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park! For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

Summer 2019

Much Ado About Nothing

Vicious Rumors. Reluctant Rivals. And The Triumphant Power of Love.

A fun-filled comedy, featuring Beatrice and Benedick, the witty rivals whose secret love for each other is revealed when they come to the rescue of Claudio and Hero, whose wedding has been sabotaged by the nefarious Don John. Set on the picturesque island of Sicily, this traveling production will feature live musicians playing a blend of traditional Italian music as well as original numbers composed from Shakespeare’s text.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park! For more information, call 301 446-3232; or visit arts.pgparks.com. All ages are welcome.

Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 pm, Brookside Gardens

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 pm, Meadowside Nature Center

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm, Oxon Hill Manor

Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm, Cabin John Regional Park Amphitheater

Sunday, July 14, 3 pm, Harmony Hall Arts Center

Tuesday, July 16, 7 pm, Riversdale House Museum (Rain location: Prince George's Plaza Community Center )

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 pm, Magruder Park (Rain location: City of Hyattsville Multipurpose Room)

Thursday, July 18, 7:30 pm, Watkins Regional Park (Rain location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center)

Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm, Montpelier Mansion Grounds* (Rain location: Deerfield Run Community Center) *This performance will be sign-language interpreted

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm, Fairwood Community Park (Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center)

Sunday, July 21, 3 pm, The Publick Playhouse

Production History

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018)
  • As You Like It (2017)
  • Twelfth Night (2016)
  • Romeo and Juliet (2015)
  • The Tempest (2014)