Shakespeare In The Park

Mansfield's South Park

Free Community Event: Shakespeare in the Park presented by the Mansfield Shakespeare Company

Experience the Magic of Shakespeare in the Park with Mansfield Shakespeare Company’s Inaugural Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mansfield, OH — The Mansfield Shakespeare Company is thrilled to announce its inaugural production, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, set to enchant audiences in Mansfield's South Park. Directed by Scott Leon Smith, this timeless comedy of unrequited love and unexpected metamorphosis will be performed on July 13th at 7:00 PM and July 14th at 3:30 PM.

Event Details:

What: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare

When: July 13th at 7:00 PM & July 14th at 3:30 PM

Where: Mansfield's South Park (100 Brinkerhoff Ave, Mansfield, OH 44903)

Cost: Free! Donations are accepted but not expected

What to Bring: Chairs, picnic blankets, drinks, and snacks

About the Production: Join us for a delightful evening of magic, mischief, and mayhem with one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is packed with hilariously entertaining scenes, performed by some of the area's most talented and well-known performers.

Director Scott Leon Smith shares his enthusiasm: "Midsummer is Shakespeare's comedy playground. He explores the ridiculous aspects of young love through some of his most endearing poetry. And this exploration takes place in a magical realm where the absurd is commonplace. Only Shakespeare can take mythical heroes, hopeless romantics, mischievous spirits, & amateur thespians and stir them into a playful farce that actually ends up being really profound."

When asked "Why Shakespeare and why Midsummer?" Scott replied, "Even though Shakespeare's works are 400 years old, the storylines, situations, and even the jokes are familiar. If you've never seen Shakespeare acted out, you're truly in for a treat. Midsummer portrays situations that most of us have been in or seen a loved one go through like loving someone your parents don't approve of, loving someone who doesn't love you back, or people meddling in your life just for fun. This is one of Shakespeare's most accessible works. It is a madcap story, something that takes us out of the ordinary and drops us into a world of fun and fantasy. We are working to embrace the fun and silliness while still respecting the language, poetry, and story."

About the Mansfield Shakespeare Company: The Mansfield Shakespeare Company is a fledgling non-profit organization dedicated to making Shakespeare accessible to the community in a fun and engaging way.

Mission Statement: Their mission is to produce high-quality cultural experiences for Mansfield and surrounding communities through performances and interactive events that center around the works of William Shakespeare. "Shakespeare for all... and for all time."

For more information about the Mansfield Shakespeare Company and the show, please visit Follow us on social media for updates and behind-the-scenes content!