Planning on attending King Lear in Frick Park this weekend? Here are some helpful specifics about our performance location in the park:

FIRST - Make sure you go to the entrance at the intersection of Beechwood Blvd. and Nicholson Street in Squirrel Hill. If you need driving directions, it's best to look for the Blue Slide Park.

SECOND - Once you've parked your car on the street, walk through the main entrance and follow the walking path into the park. You'll be walking for about 5 minutes down the path. (There will be some PSIP signs along the walking path.)

The performance area is located in a small grove of trees on the RIGHT side of the path. It's just after the pull-up bars, and just before the dog watering station.

Things To Note

  • The pathway to the performance space is paved, and there are slight inclines involved during the walk.
  • The performance space is relatively flat and easily accessible from the path.
  • The performance will take place in the round, with the acting space delineated within a circle of stools and fabric. Audience can sit all around the circle, except for near the front picnic table, which will be roped off for use by production staff.
  • If you bring lawn chairs, please be mindful of your fellow audience members and keep all chairs at the back of the audience, so people sitting on the ground can see.
  • There are public bathrooms located behind the sports fields on the right side of the path, near the park entrance, as well as port-a-potties about half-way down the path.
  • Our performance will last about one hour fifty minutes without an intermission.


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Performances are FREE each Saturday and Sunday in September 2015 and are as follows:

Sept. 5-6, 2 PM: Frick Park
Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill (map)

Sept. 12-13, 2 PM: Arsenal Park
40th and Butler Streets, Lawrenceville (map)

Sept. 19-20, 2 PM: Schenley Park
Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Drive and Frew Street (map)

Sept. 26, 11 AM & 2:30 PM: Frick Park (Note: This is a two-show day!)
Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill (map)

Sept. 27, 2 PM: Frick Park
Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill (map)

Pre-Show Schedule

  • Saturday, Sept. 5: Mrs Shakespeare’s Storytime
  • Sunday, Sept. 6: Alan Irvine Storytelling
  • Saturday, Sept. 12: Mrs Shakespeare's Storytime
  • Sunday, Sept. 13: Mrs Shakespeare's Storytime
  • Saturday, Sept. 19: Alan Irvine Storytelling
  • Sunday, Sept. 20 - Falstaff’s Fellows
  • Saturday, Sept. 26 (both shows) - Alan Irvine Storytelling
  • Sunday, Sept. 27 - Falstaff’s Fellows

PSIP pre-shows should start around 10 minutes to curtain and last no more than 8 minutes. Falstaff’s Fellows shows will start at 45 minutes to curtain (1:15).

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Bring Your Own Bard 2016 Season

BYOB is Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ informal scene night in which professional actors and non-actors alike take a crack at their favorite Shakespeare pieces.

Please join us in January 2016 for the next BYOB.

Founding Artistic Director Jennifer Tober

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 11 seasons of bringing FREE Shakespeare plays 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 11th season in 2014, PSIP served up As You Like It, (reprising our inaugural 2005 production), featuring Artistic Director Jennifer Tober as Rosalind. Next up: King Lear, playing free to the public in Pittsburgh city parks in September 2015.

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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, Romeo and Juliet in 2013, and As You Like It in 2014 were supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency.

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