For the third year in a row, the Arc Theatre Company will return to the outdoor stage at Ridgeville Park (908 Seward St.) for an exciting new production of William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Artistic Director, Mark Boergers, Romeo and Juliet explores how lasting hatred and bitter conflict can ruin new compromise and innocent love in the younger generation.
Romeo and Juliet will run on Saturday and Sunday nights from July 14th to August 5th. All shows start at 7pm and are free and open to the public. Limited seating will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, but patrons are welcome to bring their own blankets/chairs for the lawn seating area. For more information please visit: www.ridgeville.org/shakespeare. Shakespeare on the Ridge is sponsored by the Ridgeville Cultural Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation would like to thank the following local businesses and organizations for their generous support of the Shakespeare on the Ridge festival: The Women’s Club of Evanston, Main St. Merchants Association, St. Francis Resurrection Health Care, Whole Foods Market, Campagnola, Walgreens, onPoint Strategy, J.B. Albertos and The Copy Room.
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About the Ridgeville Cultural Development Foundation
The Ridgeville Park District Cultural Development Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Ridgeville programming by sponsoring public cultural events that are free and open to the public, providing scholarships to children for Ridgeville camps and classes, and funding capital improvement projects for Ridgeville parks and facilities. For more information, please visit: www.ridgeville.org/foundation
About the Arc Theatre
The Arc Theatre produces work that originates from various periods and genres in order to explore the specific themes or characters that reappear throughout all human experience. The Arc mines common themes from seemingly unrelated stories in order to reveal new conclusions about the ever-present “arc” in all of us. The intellectual, emotional and ultimately personal experience we seek to forge for both artist and audience derives specifically from the individuality of our collaborators and their craft.
Shakespeare on the Ridge
The upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet marks the third year of Shakesepare on the Ridge, which features a unique collaboration between The Arc Theatre and Ridgeville Park District. Each year, a 90 minute version of one of Shakespeare’s classic plays is presented to the community under the stars and without charge. The production is shaped specifically for the audience and setting at Ridgeville Park: creating an exploration of the colorful relationships and themes inherent in the Bard’s work and providing a rich interpretation of the classic storylines.