I look forward to the Shakespeare Festival every year. Even though my kids are really too little to get Shakespeare, they have a great time at the plays (especially watching the jugglers before the play!) just being outside. It's even better that it's free! In addition to the play, the Green Show which starts at 6:30pm has lots of activities and games for kids and adults to participate in.
In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis brings Hamlet, the pinnacle of Shakespeare’s canon, to Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. St. Louisan and Kevin Kline Award winner Jim Butz plays the title role of the doomed young prince with a stellar cast of 18 actors, two thirds of whom are from St. Louis.
Each year the Festival produces professional Shakespeare theatre in Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park free to the public, and year-round Education Programs. The Festival’s 10th Anniversary 2010 production, Hamlet, runs May 28 through June 20, nightly except Tuesdays and June 5 (preview shows will be May 26 and 27).
For more information about the Festival and its Education Programs, visit the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis website or call 314.531.9800.