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.

Cast includes:
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

The Cast

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. 

ACCESSIBILITY

  • 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. 

RAIN POLICY

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.

Schedule:

TUE AUG 2Kiener Plaza500 Chestnut St,. St. Louis, MO
WED AUG 3Tower Grove Park [AD]4257 Northeast Drive, St. Louis, MO
THU AUG 49 Mile Garden9355 Gravois Ave, Affton, MO 63123
FRI AUG 5Etzel Heights SubdivisionSparta Ct and Robert Powell Pl, St. Louis, MO
SAT AUG 6Bellevue Park401 Bellevue Park Dr, Belleville, IL
SUN AUG 7Fairground Park3715 Natural Bridge Ave, St Louis, MO
TUE AUG 9Crown Square (Old North)1400 St. Louis Ave, St. Louis, MO
WED AUG 10O’Day Amphitheater1000 O’Day Park Dr, O’Fallon, MO
THU AUG 11Schroeder Park359 Old Meramec Station Rd, Manchester, MO
FRI AUG 12Love Bank Park2851 Cherokee St, St Louis, MO
SAT AUG 13Harney Mansion Grounds332 S Mansion St, Sullivan, MO
SUN AUG 14Pomme Creek Park1 Golfview Dr, Arnold, MO
TUE AUG 16Schlalfy Bottleworks7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO
WED AUG 17Carondelet ParkLoughborough Dr and Field, St. Louis, MO
THU AUG 18Chesterfield Amphitheater631 Veterans Pl Dr, Chesterfield, MO
FRI AUG 19City Park101 S Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL
SAT AUG 20January-Wabash Park501 N Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO
SUN AUG 21Heritage Park131 Illinois River Rd, Brussels, IL
TUE AUG 23Fountain ParkFountain Ave & N. Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO
WED AUG 24Jones Water Park2600 Caseyville Ave, East St. Louis, IL
THU AUG 25Shaw Park27 S Brentwood Blvd, Clayton, MO
FRI AUG 26Chroma Plaza [ASL]4041 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO
SAT AUG 27Hermann Farm526 E 1st St Hermann, MO
Schedule

For more information, contact Allie at [email protected] or call 314-287-3348.