Shakespeare in the Park

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The City of Maple Valley is proud to bring GreenStage to Maple Valley again in the summer months. They are Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare Company and is committed to presenting top-quality productions of classical theater in a public park setting. We will host two free live plays to be held in Lake Wilderness Park in  the Natural Amphitheatre. Concessions snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the plays.

Save the Dates! 2017 performances

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Sunday, July 30 at 5:00 pm  - Comedy of Errors

Directed by David Gassner

Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, is one of his earliest plays.  It is the shortest and most farcical of his comedies.  This comedy is full of slapstick and the irony of mistaken identity using puns and play on words.  The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were mistakenly separated at birth. Antiphous of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, the home of their twin brothers, Antiphous of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus and a series of wild mishaps ensue. 

comedy of errors 

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Sunday, August 13 at 5:00 pm - Richard ll

Directed by Susannah Rose Woods

A story of power and plotting, Richard II is the first of Shakespeare's four plays about the House of Lancaster.  This play is a history play based on the life of King Richard ll of England.  The story spans the last two years of life of Richard ll, during which Richard calls a “trial by battle” between two men thought to be responsible  for squandering money and causing his uncle’s death.  Richard then stops the battle to banish the men, causing the suspicion to be placed on himself and the son of his Uncle begins to reclaim the lands and works to overthrow Richard ll so that he may become King Henry lV.

 

 Richard ll


 

   

 

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