"Is there no play, to ease the anguish of a torturing hour?"
~ A Midsummer Night's Dream
2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival
This summer, Capital Classics is stagingPericles, Prince of Tyre, Shakespeare's adventure tale as part of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival. Join us for three weekends outdoors on the grounds of the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford.
Throughout his epic journey, Pericles matches wits with a murderous king and evil tyrants. He's pursued by cunning assassins, battles a shipwrecking storm, and fights knights, bloodthirsty pirates, and even a clever fishermen all for the hand of a beautiful princess. It's an epic journey that spans time, continents and nations.
Audience members are encouraged to arrive to the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival at least 30 minutes early to enjoy pre-show entertainment. Bring your family and friends, as well as your picnic basket, beverage and chairs or blankets, for "Shakespeare under the stars". Be sure to visit CapitalClassics.org or HartfordShakespeare.org for the complete Festival calendar of events as the date grows nearer.
o THURSDAYS: Youth in Community Arts performances
o FRIDAYS: To be announced
o SATURDAYS: Local music groups performances and a chance to win something at Prize Night
o SUNDAYS: Dessert for sale from TCBY in Bloomfield and lectures by local experts for our Professor Series