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Welcome to Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks


Politics meets Passion in this timeless story.
Our 19th Season Carries On with 



It’s the dawn of the Roman Empire. Ploys for power and domination run parallel with the passion of Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra and Rome’s Mark Antony. Allegiances and loyalties blur as a fiery romance ignites.  The rarely-performed tale of comes alive in a fierce, all-female production with music, dance, and soul-lifting fun. Celebrating Cleopatra, one of Shakespeare’s most complex female characters, and her tragic grandeur.

Check out our audience education guide and our graphic synopsis, great for all ages. 

Meet Our Cast, Read Reviews, Watch Interviews, And More…

Performances set for September 2 through October 1
Five weekends of outdoor Shakespeare
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm 

Sat. & Sun. Sept 2 and 3 at 2 pm, Frick Park (enter at Beechwood and Nicholson, 3 minute walk straight down the path)
Sat. & Sun. Sept 9 and 10 at 2 pm, Highland Park (by Super Playground)
Britsburgh will feature our Sunday performance on Sept. 10 as part of the 9th Annual Britsburgh Festival
Sat. & Sun. Sept 16 and 17 at 2 pm, Westinghouse Park (by Thomas Blvd near the building)
Fri. Sept 22 at 6 pm, Schenley Plaza in Oakland
Sat. & Sun. Sept. 23 and 24 at 2 pm, The Frick Pittsburgh, outdoors on the lawn
Sat. & Sun. Sept 30 and Oct 1 at 2 pm, Frick Park (enter at Beechwood and Nicholson, 3 minute walk straight down the path)

Read our show’s program! Check out our show’s poster! (PDFs)

Admission is free with donation suggested. 

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PSIP is a proud Britsburgh partner. The September 10th performance is part of the 9th Britsburgh Festival. 

Read the synopsis on the Royal Shakespeare Company website

From Stage to Page: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Print: Experience Shakespeare’s First Folio through October 1 at The Frick Art Museum

A Season Dedication to Ronald H. Siebert

The 19th season will pay tribute to the late actor Ronald H. Siebert, who performed in many PSiP shows and events, who died in December 2022.

“Ron graced our stage many times, most notably as King Cymbeline, King Lear, and the Friar in Romeo and Juliet,” Jennifer Tober said. “Ron was a wonderful actor, a great mentor, and a gentle friend to all.”

Ronald H. Siebert, member, Actors’ Equity Association.
See more PSiP show moments on our Facebook page.

PSiP photos by Catherine  Aceto
Graphic Design by Sara-Anne Lee

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Keep Shakespeare alive in 2023 with a donation in any amount.

Your gift to Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks makes our dreams come alive! Just look at our recent achievements for the community–events produced by generous friends like YOU! 

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Catherine Aceto, Lynette Asson, Aaron Crutchfield, Erika Fricke, Yvonne Hudson, Alan Irvine,  Jonathan Poli, Tracey D. Turner, Anne Valdes
Jennifer Tober, Founder and Artistic Director

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is committed to non-traditional casting, diversity in the workplace and onstage, and providing excellent and equal artistic opportunities for all.

PSIP has provided free Shakespeare plays in Pittsburgh parks since being founded by Artistic Director Jennifer Tober in 2005.

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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 are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Production Sponsors 2023

Additional support from:

  • PA Partners in the Arts
  • PNC Charitable Trusts
  • The Heinz Small Arts Initiatives
  • Opportunity Fund
  • Funding from The Arts Equity Reimagined (AER)/CAWG Group) provided PSiP with critical capacity-building support during the pandemic to solidify operations and production planning.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 19 seasons of bringing FREE Shakespeare plays to the Steel City!