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City of Mercer Island / Parks & Recreation / Arts Council / Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

The Mercer Island Arts Council and Mercer Island Parks & Recreation have partnered with Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O since 1994 to bring quality outdoor theater to Mercer Island. Find a spot in our open seating amphitheater at Luther Burbank Park, and watch William Shakespeare's stories come to life in their originally intended setting. All performances are FREE!

2019 Season

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Prepare for exciting summer season of Shakespeare in the Park at Luther Burbank Amphitheater!
Seattle Shakespeare Company/Wooden O returns to Luther Burbank Park for its 26th year of outdoor theater this summer. Join us for productions of two of Shakespeare's most recognizable plays – Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. All performances begin at 7 pm, with a special "doubleheader" performance on Sunday, August 11. 

Twelfth Night | July 11-13 & 18-20; August 8 & 11* 
Directed by Mary Machala

Why do fools fall in love? 
One of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, Twelfth Night brims with a lust for life and a longing for love. The intrepid heroine Viola matches wits with vivid and captivating characters who keep sidesplitting antics rolling.  

Romeo and Juliet | July 14, 21 & 25-27; August 1-4 & 9-11*
Directed by Leah Adcock-Starr 

A star-crossed classic. 
The cultural influence of the world's most enduring love story can't be denied. The story of two love-struck teenagers resonates with both young and old viewers. Everyone should experience Romeo and Juliet at least once in their lifetime; what better opportunity than on a summer evening in the park.

*Please note: The season concludes with a special "doubleheader" performance on Sunday, August 11. Wooden O will perform Romeo and Juliet at 2 pm followed by Twelfth Night at 7 pm.

Thank you supporters!

Producing free programs like Shakespeare in the Park relies on grants, sponsorships, and promotional support. Many thanks to the following organizations for supporting this year’s series:

Title Sponsors:

     Aegis of Mercer Island                               MICA

Additional financial support provided by:  

                                   4Culture                       Mercer Island Community Fund


Learn more about supporting this program by visiting our the Parks & Recreation department's Donations & Sponsorships page 


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