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Is It Summer Yet??
Since 1995, we’ve been entertaining the Upstate with wholesome, zany, family-friendly, mercifully abbreviated versions of Shakespeare’s comedies. We look forward to the summer every year…and we can’t wait to show you what’s cooking this season. There’s no better way to introduce someone to Shakespeare. Make it a midsummer tradition!
👇 Scroll down for a brief, fun tour of Summer Shakespears past! 🥳
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Fun Fact Timeline
Summer Shakespeare is born when Jeffrey and Kim Stegall decide to put on a play with friends for the benefit of summer drama students. The play that summer was Love’s Labor’s Lost, and tickets were just $1. Oh, and they did this with four-month-old baby Margaret!
Summer Shakespeare puts on its only non-Shakespeare summer production. Lonnie and Margaret Polson take the leading roles in The Importance of Being Earnest.
First dog cast for Summer Shakespeare as Crab in Two Gentlemen of Verona. Many wonderful pups have played this role over the years including Arnold, Toby, Scout, Riley, Bella, and Jack.
After a five-summer hiatus, Summer Shakespeare makes a glorious return with As You Like It (“the musical”).
Summer Shakespeare debuts Tempest. Is Tempest technically a comedy? We took care of that…rubber mulch and all.
Summer Shakespeare’s one and only production (thus far) of Taming of the Shrew starring husband-wife duo Zach and Alissa Franzen.
FiggyWhig’s famous cupcakes become a staple of intermission fare at Summer Shakespeare. (FiggyWhig’s has been synonymous with Summer Shakespeare for so long, we actually don’t remember the exact year these scrumptious dainties made their debut.)
Summer Shakespeare celebrates its 20th season! And Jeffrey Stegall decides that the best way to honor the occasion is to play five minor roles in As You Like It.
The first outdoor performance of a Summer Shakespeare production…that didn’t happen. After enduring Zoom rehearsals and everything that went along with lockdowns, and just four days till the opening of Comedy of Errors, we had to call off the production due to a Covid-19 spike and strike the lovely outdoor stage designed by Elizabeth Nelson.
Summer Shakespeare alum of many seasons Lindsay Morgan Bean makes her directorial debut for Summer Shakespeare with Love’s Labor’s Lost. Oh, and she also plays several roles to fill in for absent cast members, because she’s just that dedicated.