The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is coming to Keehner Park to offer a free performance of “Macbeth” at 6:30 p.m. next Saturday, Aug. 18. The Arts Council of West Chester and Liberty and ArtsWave, a non-profit organization promoting the arts, is presenting the show.
Maggie Lou Rader and Charlie Cromer star in the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s performance of “Macbeth” on Aug. 18 at Keehner Park in West Chester. Photo by Jeanna Vella.
The performance is part of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s sixth annual Shakespeare in the Park summer tour, which brings classic theatre to parks all around the Greater Cincinnati area.
The summer tour started last Saturday and continues this weekend with a performance of “The Tempest” at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center lawn at 7 p.m. Saturday and a performance of “Macbeth” at Washington Park in OTR at 7 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to the performance in West Chester, there will be two more performances from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company next weekend. “The Tempest” can be seen at Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Avenue, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and at Boone Woods Park in Burlington, Ky., at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
Additional performances will take place through Greater Cincinnati through Sept. 12. For a complete list, including show titles and information about the venues, visit, www.cincyshakes.com/shakespeare-in-the-park.html.
Typically, Keehner Park hosts a free concert on Saturdays in the summer. There won’t be a concert this Saturday or next Saturday.
After next Saturday’s Shakespeare in the Park performance, American Graffiti Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, and the West Chester Symphony will wrap up the summer concert series with a show at 7 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 3.
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