Friday, Jul 10, 2015 4:30p -
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 7:00p
Boston, MA 02108
Art, Lectures & Conferences, Kid Friendly, Performing Arts, Social Good
As part of its Shakespeare OFF the Common program, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has partnered with three Boys & Girls Clubs in Boston neighborhoods to curate open-air Fair Verona Festivals, which will focus on different themes from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Each Fair Verona Festival will have a rotating mainstage as well as tents and booths showcasing the work of CSC2, work from host Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as local artists. Festivals will also include workshops in the visual and performing arts, and interactive outdoor activities, including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, dancing, fight choreography, improvisation, and theater games.
Each festival will be held in parks and outdoor spaces adjacent to the following clubs:
West End House Boys & Girls Club (Ringer Park: 105 Allston Street, Allston)
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Theme: Recklessness vs. Responsibility
Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club (Harambee Park: 15 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester)
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Theme: Family Dynamics
Yawkey Boys & Girls Club of Roxbury (Baseball Field: 115 Warren St., Roxbury)
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. Theme: Fate and Free Will
All Fair Verona Festivals will be FREE and open to the public. Community members who attend Fair Verona Festivals will receive a special invitation to enjoy King Lear at Shakespeare on the Common from the Friends Section.