Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ 18th Season Opens with  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 

Nine performances run in four parks, September 3-25, 2022

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will call on the powers of magic and love as Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ continues its 18th year. Artistic Director Jennifer Tober steps back into the directing realm with this production. 

The 22nd production by PSiP, Dream, will move through four parks with nine performances on weekends, September 3-25. For the first time, performances will be held in historic Westinghouse Park while returning to Frick and Highland Park and Schenley Plaza in Oakland, where PSiP will return for one twilight performance. 

Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved comedies involving love triangles, several subplots, and a magical world of faeries and sprites,” says Tober, who has led the company since founding PSiP in 2005. 

“This enchanting play is needed right now to make us laugh, bring us together in our beautiful parks, and transport us to a place of laughter and wonder,” she says.

A cast of thirteen, led by Jalina McClarin, Tracey D. Turner, and Cornel Gabara, appear in multiple roles, including royalty of both the human and fairy realms and lovers, fairies, and working folk who populate the play.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream performance dates and locations are:

  • Sat. & Sun. Sept 3 and 4 at 2 pm, Frick Park
  • Sat & Sun Sept 10 and 11 at 2 pm, Highland Park
  • Sat & Sun Sept 17 and 18 at 2 pm Westinghouse Park
  • Fri September 23, Schenley Plaza in Oakland at 6 pm
  • Fri & Sat Sept 24 and 25 at 2 pm, Frick Park

PSiP is a partner of Britsburgh, building bridges across communities by driving growth in British-American culture, history, education, tradition, and trade in Pittsburgh. PSiP’s opening weekend is again part of this annual regional festival of all things British with its Sunday, September 11th performance when a talkback will follow the 2 pm show in Highland Park.

Admission is free, donations requested on site or on line. More information and a full cast and crreatives list at: http://www.pittsburghshakespeare.com



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