SINCE 1949!









In partnership with Boston University's Professional Theatre Initiative!





2006 Summer Shakespeare Schedule


June 22-25

June 28-July 2

FREE, All performances at 8:00 PM   

The Root Family Stage at Will's Place  

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, Olney, MD


July 6 & 7 at 7:00 PM, July 8 at 6:00 PM              

Long Branch Park

Onondaga County Parks, Liverpool, NY


July 11 at 7:00 PM

Carroll Arts Center

Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, MD


July 13 at 7:30 PM

Town of Hartford, Parks and Recreation

White River Junction, VT

(Rain date July 15th)


July 14 at 7:00 PM

Boston University

Boston, MA


July 16 at 7:39 PM

Grounds of the Maritime Museum

Havre de Grace Arts Council, Havre de Grace, MD


July 17 at 7:30 PM

Lubber Run Amphitheatre

Arlington Cultural Affairs, Arlington, VA


July 18 at 7:30 PM

The steps of the old courthouse

Courthouse Square Park

City of Rockville, Rockville, MD


July 20-21 at 7:30 PM

Northside Park

Ocean City Parks and Recreation, Ocean City, MD


July 26th at 7:30 PM

Stocker Arts Center

Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH


July 27 at 7:30 PM

Veterans Park Amphitheatre

Springfield Arts Council, Springfield, OH


July 30 at 7:30 PM

Keehner Park Amphitheatre

West Chester parks, West Chester, OH



Since 1990, Olney Theatre Center’s National Players has

produced a summer Shakespeare tour, with the purpose of bringing  plays

of a classical nature to regional audiences in outdoor venues.


With the same dedication demonstrated by National Players tours, the

Summer Shakespeare tour develops new appreciation for "the bard" by

presenting classical dramas and comedies to families in a festival setting.


National Players’ Summer Shakespeare tour engages veterans actors of

the annual tour  and alumni and students of the Boston University Theatre

Conservatory in a spirit of summer fun.  This collaboration between

seasoned and new talent reinvigorates Shakespeare's texts with new

insight and new excitement.



(years with links have photo galleries)


1990 - The Tempest

1991 - As You Like It

1992 - Much Ado About Nothing

1993 - Romeo and Juliet

1994 - Twelfth Night

1995 - The Taming of the Shrew

1996 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

1997 - Othello

1998 - The Comedy of Errors

1999 - As You Like It

2000 - The Two Gentlemen of Verona

2001 - Much Ado About Nothing

2002 - Twelfth Night

2003 - Amadeus by Peter Shaffer

2004 - Romeo and Juliet

2005 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

2006 - Much Ado About Nothing


COMING IN 2007 - The Tempest!




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