Ask around and most Boston natives will agree that there are few better ways to escape the city bustle on a July night than under the stars on the Common. So grab a date, bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic, and join the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company for its 17th season of “Shakespeare on the Common.” The CHC has offered free productions of Shakespeare plays since 1996. This is truly a Boston tradition, don’t miss out! Starting July 25, the company will present “Coriolanus”– one of Shakespeare’s most controversial political tragedies.
On the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Website, Artistic Director Steve Maler writes:
“The play explores the quixotic and symbiotic connection between the governed and the governors- an issue echoing around the globe in the Arab Spring and in our 2012 presidential election. Coriolanus will capture the energy and passion of the community as we determine leadership of our country for the next four years. It will be a thrilling and dramatic conversation with our audience!”
Reserved seating with great views of the stage is available by donating $30 to the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Or, bring your own lawn chairs and arrive a few hours early. Food vendors will be parked throughout the Common.
Wednesday, July 25, Thursday, July 26, Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, Thursday, August 2, Friday, August 3, Saturday, August 4, Sunday, August 5 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7, Wednesday, August 8, Thursday, August 9, Friday, August 10, Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
Boylston St. and Charles St.
Boston, MA 02116
TICKETS: FREE and open to the public. Donation at event to support future productions is encouraged. $30 donation ahead of the performance to reserve a spot. Please click here for details.