Week of Will kicks off Friday night at the monthly Gallery Crawl in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District with scenes from Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ Supernatural Shakespeare. Compiled and directed by Helen M. Meade, his premiere production is a collaboration of PSIP and the Trust.
Fri., April 21 begins at 6 pm and runs each hour at 6, 7 and 8 pm
Cultural Trust Pierce Theatre, 805 Liberty Ave. (15222).
Supernatural Shakespeare includes scenes from Hamlet, Macbeth, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Featuring Jennifer Tober, Tonya Lynn, Parag S. Gohel and Aaron Crutchfield, with each playing multiple roles. Original music performed by Dennis Garner and Gil Teixeir.
ON SHAKESPEARE'S 453rd BIRTHDAY
Sunday, April 23 - 11 am
Shakespeare Statue Tribute, featuring Mrs Shakespeare (portrayed by Yvonne Hudson), a 20-minute program at Pittsburgh's William Shakespeare statue, with surprise guests including company members of Brawling Bard with “Hamlet on the Boat” and birthday treats for the audience.
Carnegie Music Hall steps, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland (15213)
Celebrate Saint George’s Day for its patron saint on the day of Shakespeare’s birth with Britsburgh and Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks on Sunday afternoon.
3 pm The party kicks off with a with a meet and greet and beer sampling.
3:45 pm A short talk on Shakespeare’s life, family, and love of ale features Mrs Shakespeare (Yvonne Hudson) with a toast to St. George, England, and Britain’s fine beers.
Through 6 pm Beer tastings, pairings, and networking.
Northern Beer Traders, 190 Rochester Rd., West View (15229)
Join Britsburgh as a member for free admission or buy a $12 ticket online for this event via website. ($20 at door)
Monday, April 24 - 7:30-9 pm
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bard) - Cowboy Shakespeare
Readings and performances of Shakespeare's zaniest characters - with a twist. A Brooklyn accent? A cowboy hat? A yinzer Lady Macbeth? Open to actors and non-actors alike. Kids welcome. Free admission with $10 suggested donation appreciated. All funds to support PSIP's Henry V production in September.
Te Cafe, Squirrel Hill (15217)
Tuesday, April 25
Twitter Party Talk Henry V with show director Alan Irvine on Twitter @Pgh Shakespeare. Explore themes of leadership, loyalty, friendship, and bravery with Irvine and other Shakespeare Fans.
Wed., April 26 - 5-7 pm
Fundraising Happy Hour with Jennifer Tober and PSIP company and board members. Eat, drink and be merry to support PSIP during our two-hour event. Everyone is a player when we read or perform a favorite Shakespeare pieces impromptu - prizes and appreciation are given. Selfies with Will and more Shakespearean surprises.
Franktuary, 3810 Butler St., Lawrenceville (15201)
Friday, April 28
Trivia Contest on PSIP's Facebook page for the most knowledgeable fans.
WEEK OF WILL events are open to the public at no charge with donations accepted.
We count on your support to keep Will's works free for all in our beautiful parks.