Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s 2010-11 Season in Exile culminates with As You Like It, the fifth and final Bare Bard production of the season. The As You Like It Bare Bard will run for two performances only: Saturday, April 9th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m. As always in Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s [...]

“If one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul.” Think Shakespeare is just a bunch of people standing around in tights and talking? Think again. Join Maryland Shakespeare Festival for a play that gives Saw a run for its money: Shakespeare’s shockingly violent Titus Andronicus.  As [...]

Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s Artistic Director, John Bellomo, and Board President, Shannon Parks, will vie for power as the warring Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing!  As part of Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s 2010-11 Season in Exile this Bare Bard production will play for two performances only: Saturday, February 12th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February [...]

Maryland Shakespeare Festival will be holding auditions for local (Frederick-based) actors. Those auditioning are asked to prepare two contrasting one- to two-minute classical monologues. When: 7 to 8:30 pm, Wednesday December 15th Where: All Saints Episcopal Church COURT STREET ENTRANCE 21 N Court Street, Frederick, Maryland For more information, contact Shannon Parks at or [...]

Three witches appear out of the fog in the lonely Scottish Highlands . . . and one man’s life is plunged into a downward spiral of guilt, obsession, and reckless ambition.  This is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies presented like you’ve never seen it before.  Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s Riotous Youth program puts the [...]

Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s 2010-11 Season in Exile continues with a tale of exploitation and lust in Measure for Measure, running for two performances only: Saturday, November 20th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 21st at 2 p.m. After playing the season opener, The Merchant of Venice, to sold-out houses, Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s professional company returns [...]

Maryland Shakespeare Festival kicks off its 2010-2011 Season in Exile with one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, The Merchant of Venice, running for two performances only: Saturday, October 9th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 10th at 2 p.m. What better way to open this season of intrigue than with one of literature’s most contentious [...]

Maryland Shakespeare Festival invites you to join the professional company on a journey through society’s fringes in its upcoming season of Bare Bard experimental performances!  From the complex and controversial Shylock the Jew to the wrongly accused Hero, we’ll be taking on Shakespeare’s most famous outcasts in the 2010-2011 Season in Exile. The Merchant of [...]

The board, staff, and artists of Maryland Shakespeare Festival announced today that Founding Artistic Director Becky Kemper will be passing the leadership of the company to the Artistic Committee, an ensemble of six of the company’s senior actors and directors chaired by founding company member Shannon Parks. Since the company’s inception in 1999, Becky Kemper [...]

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