Eventbrite - Quoth the Raven
A Midsummer Nights Dream - 2016

Shakespeare in the Park

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Shakespeare can seem intimidating! If your only exposure to his work comes from a high school text book, you’re missing out on the magic and fun of the plays. The truth is that Shakespeare’s works were never meant to be read, they were meant to be seen and heard, but experienced, by everyone. Not just by the upper crust of society. He wrote to an audience that was accustomed to listening, rather than reading. Once you see Shakespeare performed, his stories come to life and are easy to understand. You begin to notice all of the adaptations that continue to emerge in modern movies and literature using his framework. It becomes clear why his works have immortalized him.

Puck and King Oberon from 2016

In 2016, The Homespun Players brought Shakespeare to life with Riverside’s First Annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival! With two performances, interactive booths and local vendors, we presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream and spark a love for our favorite playwright.

The cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As an acting troupe, we were delighted to watch our first audiences become enthralled with our performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The rave reviews spurred us on to perform several more plays, each time with our audience increasing by a large percentage. Our most recent production was a collection of The House of Bernarda Alba at the Garcia Center.  We are excited to return to Shakespeare in 2017 and share the spark with families from all over Riverside!