The Festival’s 20-year-old touring program returns for the second time as the free and outdoor public park tour, TOURCO, throughout Missouri and Illinois with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production will be directed by Tre’von Griffith, St. Louis/NYC-based theater artist, composer and founder of WerQfest also known as Tre-G, and featuring costumes by acclaimed local fashion designer Brandin Vaughn. This 90-minute highly musical afro-futurist adaptation will play in 24 different locations August 2-27 starting on opening night at Kiener Plaza in the heart of downtown St. Louis.
“It’s family-friendly. It’s fun. It’s completely free to attend. And it’s coming to a park near you.” – Director Tre-G.
Tiélere Cheatem … Helena/Hippolyta/Peter Quince
Rae Davis … Hermia/Tom Snout/Titania
Ricki Franklin … Demetrius/Nick Bottom
Asha Futterman … Theseus/Oberon
Mel McCray … Lysander/Francis Flute
Christina Yancy … Egeus/Snug/Robin/Puck
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT TIME IS THE PERFORMANCE?
- 6:30 PM – 8:00 P.M. Central Time
HOW CAN I ATTEND?
- TourCo is free and open to everyone, no reservations are required. Seating is first come first serve. Bring your own chairs or blankets. All ages welcome.
- Find the location closest to you: https://bit.ly/3yn393j
WHAT NIGHT ARE THE PERFORMANCES?
- There are performances nightly Tuesday-Sunday. There is no show on Monday.
- Audio Descriptions will be provided by Mind’s Eye Radio on August 3 at Tower Grove Park
- ASL Interpretation will occur on August 26 at Chroma Plaza
Guests are encouraged to call ahead to the Box Office (314-287-3348) with any Park accessibility questions for the tour date they plan to attend.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Yes! Well-behaved and leashed pets are allowed at all performances.
FOOD & DRINK OPTIONS
Guests can bring their own food and drink. Select sites will have vendors as noted.
It is always our hope to perform, so the decision to hold or cancel the show is rarely made before showtime (6:30 pm). In the event of bad weather, the performance may be delayed. Check social @stlshakesfest across platforms for updates or call 314•287•3348.
For more information, contact Allie at [email protected] or call 314-287-3348.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.