INDIANAPOLIS – Shakespeare in the Park returns to White River State Park as the Heartland Actors’ Repertory Theatre (HART) performs Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona as part of the Park’s annual Family Arts Series on August 6 and 7 at 8:00 p.m. and August 8 at 2:00 p.m. The popular play is thought to be one of Shakespeare’s first works and will be presented at the Celebration Amphitheatre at White River State Park. The cost is free and the public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets for Shakespeare up close and personal.
Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy full of love, friendship, betrayal and forgiveness when two friends set out to explore the world, one of them leaving behind his love. In the end, both of them must overcome many obstacles in order to find their happily ever after. HART’s performance of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona promises to be fun and entertaining for the whole family. Guests are invited to arrive early for preshow entertainment.
Dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while nurturing and showcasing the work of the finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights, HART makes theatre accessible to all people. Focusing on a wide range of dramatic styles, HART encourages audiences to understand the breadth of dramatic literature, from the classical to the most contemporary, and to develop an appreciation for the art of live theatre. Through its resident professional company, HART strives to inspire, challenge, amaze, educate, excite, empower and connect artists and audiences.
Celebration Amphitheater and Celebration Plaza are both handicap accessible. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site. The Family Arts Series is made possible by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation and the Lilly Endowment, Inc. For more information, visit www.inwhiteriver.com <<a href=”http://www.inwhiteriver.com”>http://www.inwhiteriver.com> or call 317-233-2434.
Remaining Family Arts Series Performances
Friday, Aug. 6, Saturday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m.
Heartland Actors’ Repertory Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Artistic Director Michael Shelton.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.
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The Family Arts Series is another great program in White River State Park, the center of Indianapolis culture, providing entertainment for a wide range of audiences. The Park offers a unique experience with a variety of educational and recreational attractions, including the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens, Indiana State Museum, IMAX® Theater, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field, The Lawn and the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial.