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The 22nd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival Season

will feature Julius Caesar  and  As You Like It!

Shows begin at 7:00pm in beautiful Falls Park, Thurs thru Sunday each week during the run of shows.

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

As You Like It (May 26 – June 19)

One of the great comedies by William Shakespeare features the heroine Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, who falls in love with Orlando the disinherited son of one of the duke’s friends. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy and travels with her cousin Celia and a jester to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile.  Embracing the themes of love, aging, and our exploration of the natural world, Shakespeare examines how families and friends are created, rearranged, and strengthened in our journey through life.

Julius Caesar (July 7 – July 31)

Conspirators, some high-minded like Brutus, plot the assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar to save the Roman republic from tyranny.  The Bard’s work that brings the phrase “watch your back” to a whole new level.

Featuring Clark Nesbitt as Caesar and a stacked ensemble with Sarah Anderson, Jenni Baldwin, Ryan Barry, Richard Beveridge, Jason Bryant, Nathan Coffey, Simon Crowe, AJ Davis, Robert Fuson, Kate Evans, Kia Fisher Keyton, Dixon Graham, Rachel Jeffreys, Mabel Kitchens, Dave LaPage, Autumn McNutt, Maury Reed, Brian Reeder, Christiana Reubert, Dan Robbins, Brianna Rodriguez, Drake Shadwell, Graham Shaffer, Jimmy Tillery, Skyler Tipton, Cameron Trieper, and Chilkondra Williams.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for The Upstate Shakespeare Festival.

All performances of the Upstate Shakespeare Festival are FREE ADMISSION and are performed in beautiful Falls Park on the Reedy.  IMPORTANT PARK RULE: Anyone consuming alcohol must do so in a clear, plastic cup.

Audition Dates:

Auditions for the 2017 Season will take place in April 2017.

Anyone interested in future auditions or have questions about the program, should contact John Fagan at

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