MONDAY, APRIL 20 | MID-SPRING REVELS DINNER at Piccolo Forno, Lawrenceville
6:30 pm drinks & appetizers. 7 pm dinner: delicious brick oven pizzas, homemade cannoli. Chinese Auction with great theater, Shakespearean, jewelry and art items! Meet and hear featured company members and Shakespeare favorites.
Tickets $65 in advance. Door admission $75.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 | POP-UP SHAKESPEARE, Mellon Square Park, Downtown
12-1 pm Favorite scenes, speeches and poetry from PSIP players and friends, including Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project and Steel City Shakespeare Center.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 | BARDʼS BIRTHDAY BASH, hosted by Poets Corner
7-9 pm at the historic Calvary United Methodist Church, Allegheny West. Mrs. Shakespeare hosts the party for Willʼs 451st birthday. PSIP players are joined by colleagues from Poor Yorickʼs Players, South Park Shakespeare, Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project, Steel City Shakespeare Center, and the Amish Monkeys. Refreshments and birthday cake by Mexican War Sweets. This is a pay-what-you-will admission.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 | WILLʼS 451st BIRTHDAY – Two event-day!

12:15-1 pm | SHAKESPEARE STATUE TRIBUTE, Carnegie Music Hall, Forbes Avenue (across from the Cathedral of Learning, Oakland). Mrs. Shakespeare is joined by students and Willʼs fans at Pittsburghʼs Shakespeare statue for sonnets, songs and soliloquies and a floral tribute.

5-7 pm | SHAKESPEARE HAPPY HOUR, Franktuary, Lawrenceville. Raise a glass with PSIP players and fans. Enjoy a Bard-themed frank and beverage, with portion of proceeds to benefit the 2015 PSIP season.

7-8 pm at Social at Bakery Square. Join actor-director Jeffrey Chips and fans at Social or join the tweet-fest online! @PghShakespeare

Spend the day (or the whole Week of Will) finding fun Shakespearean items, quotes, pictures, references around town, take a picture of your find, and post your picture on PSIP social media (Facebook and Twitter). The fan with the most entries and the fan with the most unusual item win the new PSIP season t-shirt.

From 8 am to 8 pm test your knowledge of Shakespeare and Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks by joining our trivia contest. Play to win an exclusive 2015 show-themed t-shirt, which will go to the person with the most correct answers, submitted the earliest.

MONDAY, APRIL 27 | BRING YOUR OWN BARD (BYOB): Shakespeareʼs Murders
7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm), Té Café, Squirrel Hill. Bring your favorite scenes and characters for a bloody good time!

Week of Will calendar of events for printing (PDF)

You're invited to Mid-Spring Revels on April 20!

Join us in kicking off Week of Will!


Join us at PSIP's Annual Benefit Dinner Party

Mid-Spring Revels

Monday, April 20 2015

Piccolo Forno
3801 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

6:30 pm Drinks and Appetizers
7:00 pm Dinner

$65 per person in advance
or $75 at the door.

You're invited to the Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' fourth annual benefit dinner party, "Mid-Spring Revels" on Monday, April 20!

Join us in kicking off our first ever Week of Will, a weeklong celebration of the Bard's Birthday! More details on Week of Will to follow.

Drinks and appetizers start at 6:30pm and the dinner will be held at 7pm at Piccolo Forno, 3801 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. The evening program includes dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Special guests from our 2015 production will also be there!

All profits go to PSIP to allow us to continue to provide FREE Shakespeare to Pittsburgh! Please consider donating. Thank you for your support.

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Order clothing and gear with the PSIP logo or As Yinz Like It right here.


Thank you to all the theater companies who are joining us in celebrating Shakespeare's birhday!


Thank you to the businesses who are partnering with PSIP to support Week of Will!


Bring Your Own Bard 2015 Season

  • Shakespeare's Murders: April 27
  • Shakespeare's Rome: May 25
  • Shakespeare's Storms: June 29

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.

Suggested $10 donation at the door to support.

Anyone interested in reading contact, 412.521.6406, or visit us on Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. All proceeds support FREE Shakespeare in the Steel City.

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Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 11 seasons of bringing FREE Shakespeare plays to the Steel City! All performances FREE to the public!

Artistic Director Jennifer Tober 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 this year, PSIP served 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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Bringing free Shakespeare to the Steel City since 2005.

Bring a blanket, a loved one, and a thermos.

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.

PSIP has also received support from the Fine Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving program.