Bring Your Own Bard
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks hosts a gory February BYOB: An Evening of Murder and Mayhem
Enjoy an evening of “Murder and Mayhem” with Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ BYOB (“Bring Your Own Bard”) reading series on Monday, February 24. The night will feature Jennifer Tober, PSIP Artistic Director, and Alan Irvine, local storyteller and PSIP Board Member, along with other performers, serving up some of Shakespeare’s most thrilling moments, with scenes and monologues of be-headings and eye-gouging, poisons and assassinations, brawls and blood. Also featured will be a sneak preview of the new play “The Compleat Guide to Murder and Mayhem by Will Shakespear” which will have its world premiere at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival in May. Believe it or not, the evening is suitable for all ages. At 7:15 PM at the Te Cafe in Squirrel Hill.
BYOB – “Bring Your Own Bard” is Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ informal, no pressure ‘scene night’ in which professional actors and non-actors alike take a crack at their favorite Shakespeare pieces. Participants are encouraged to bring along a piece ready to read, jump into a scene already prepared, or just listen and drink tea. Extra readings will be on hand in case last-minute inspiration strikes. All ages welcome. Beverages and light fare will be available for purchase.
Doors open at 7:15 PM, readings begin at 7:30 PM. Suggested $10 donation at the door to support free Shakespeare in the Steel City. Those interested in reading should contact BYOB@pittsburghshakespeare.com or 412.521.6406, or visit us on Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.
2014 Bring Your Own Bard Dates
- January 27 2014
- Feburary 24 2014
- March 31 2014
- April 28 2014
- May 26 2014
- June 30 2014
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 10 seasons of bringing FREE Shakespeare plays to the Steel City, and will offer As You Like It weekends in September 2014!
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Join us for our yummy 3rd annual "Midsummer Night's Revels" fundraiser dinner at Piccolo Forno in Lawrenceville on Monday, June 23rd. Gourmet food, wine, entertainment and much more to help us keep providing free Shakespeare! Send en email to email@example.com to make a reservation.
10th Season Providing FREE Shakespeare to the Steel City!
All performances FREE to the public!
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is the city’s only outdoor Shakespeare company and has been offering free productions in city parks since 2005. In 2013, PSIP’s Romeo & Juliet, directed by Helen M. Meade, played to over 1,000 patrons over four September weekends. Celebrating our 10th season this year, PSIP serves up As You Like It, (reprising our inaugural 2005 production), featuring Artistic Director Jennifer Tober as Rosalind and playing free to the public in Pittsburgh city parks in September.
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Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' productions of Midsummer Night's Dream in 2006, Twelfth Night in 2008, Much Ado About Nothing in 2010, Merry Wives of Windsor in 2011, The Tempest in 2012, and Romeo and Juliet in 2013 were supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a stage agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency.
PSIP has also received support from the Fine Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving program.