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ShakesBEER Birthday Bash!

Celebrating the 450th Anniversary of Shakespeare's birth


Come celebrate the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare!  There will be ShakesBEER, Shakespearoke, trivia, live music performances, a raffle to win an incredible gift basket and there will be CAKE!  Come meet GOOD WILL, compete for acclaim and prizes and celebrate the Bard's BIG Birthday!

When:  Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where:  Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, KCMO
What:  Reserved tables available at the $150 level, reserved seats available at $50 or $30 levels, standing room at $10 for a rollicking Shakespeare themed birthday party

THIS EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER - ALL MONIES RAISED GO TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CAMP SHAKESPEARE.

Click here to reserve table seating or get your SRO ticket reservation!



Become a Festival Insider

FANS or GOOD WILL SOCIETY membership


If you enjoy the Festival, want to see high quality classical theatre and care about the cultural life of our community, please consider membership as a FAN or as a member of our newly formed GOOD WILL SOCIETY.  Your membership keeps the Festival open to all and gives YOU some special insider access to our artists and to our pre-show VIP tent with up-front seats that guarantee you the best experience of the summer!   As a member, your contribution will directly assist us in transforming a city park into a theater, and bringing the world of Shakespeare to life for tens of thousands of people. With your membership you will receive a host of benefits depending on the amount of your contribution.  Most importantly, you will know that because of you, FREE Shakespeare in the park is possible.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY!


With your tax-deductible contribution to the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival you will receive:
FAN membership: 
 $150      2 Reserved Seats     1 Parking Pass 

GOOD WILL SOCIETY membership:    
 $250      4 Reserved Seats      2 Parking Passes + VIP TENT access for 4
    
 $500      8 Reserved Seats      4 Parking Passes + VIP Tent access for 8 w/two drink tickets per + 8 invitations to Behind-the-Scenes event

 $1000    12 Reserved Seats     6 Parking Passes + VIP TENT access for 12 w/two drink tickets per + 12 invitations to Behind-the-Scenes event + Free Adult Acting Tuition for 1 person + Thank You from stage
 
All Up-Front Reserved Seats; One-time use throughout the run of the Festival.
 



22nd Season Production Announced

Tragicomedy or Late Romance?


The Festival will produce The Winter's Tale, June 17 - July 6, 2014, Tuesday through Sunday evenings and Monday, June 30. No show on July 4.  This production will mark the first time the Festival has staged this tragicomedy and the first professional production of the play in Kansas City for over a decade.  The text features one of the most famous stage directions in history, the oft reproduced, [Exit, pursued by a bear].  The production will feature the work of Ward Everhart as Lighting Designer, Gene Emerson Friedman as Scenic Designer, Mary Traylor as Costume Designer, Rusty Wandall as Sound Designer, Mary Nichols as Properties Designer, with Movement/Choreography by Tracy Tierstrip and featuring the music of Greg Mackender as Composer.