Upstate Shakespeare Festival

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The 24th Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival Season

will feature The Winter’s Tale  and  The Taming of the Shrew!

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.

The Winter’s Tale (May 24-June 17)

directed by John Fagan

The Taming of the Shrew (July 5-July 29)

directed by Amber Ensley

Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. 

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:

If you haven’t done a show for us, you will need to schedule an audition time on Saturday, April 14.  We’ll need to see your best Shakespearean monologue of no longer than a minute.  If you have a head shot and resume, bring them.  If you don’t, don’t worry, it’s not a deal breaker.  Also, no experience is needed.

Call John Fagan at 864.787.4016 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

If you wish to help out on the Technical side, please contact John at the same number.

If you have already performed in one of the Festival’s productions, you can come to the call back nights without a monologue….unless, you happen to be a student.  Then you still need to set up an audition slot.  We want to see all you have learned over the year.

The call back nights will be Sunday, April 15 at 7 pm and SATURDAY, April 21 at 1 pm at the The Warehouse Theatre.  We will focus on WINTER on Sunday and SHREW on Saturday.

Hope to see you there!  It is going to be another fun summer!

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

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