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Shakespeare in the Park returns to the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion for the 2018 Production of “King Lear,” Headlined by Jim Pickering
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Shakespeare in the Park returns to the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion for the 2018 Production of “King Lear,” Headlined by Jim Pickering

The tragedy will play on three weekends: July 5-8, 12-15 and 19-21, with a weekday matinee on July 17.

Optimist Theatre Announces Cast of Free Shakespeare in the Park’s “Much Ado About Nothing”
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Optimist Theatre Announces Cast of Free Shakespeare in the Park’s “Much Ado About Nothing”

The three-weekend run will feature Kelley Faulkner, Todd Denning, Michael Stebbins, Jonathan Wainwright and Jim Pickering.

Announcing the cast of free Shakespeare in the Park’s “Julius Caesar”
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Announcing the cast of free Shakespeare in the Park’s “Julius Caesar”

William Shakespeare’s tragedy will be performed twelve times over three weekends, with evening performances (8 p.m. curtain) August 4-7, 11-13 and 18-21, and a 10 a.m. matinee on Sunday, August 14.

Optimist Theatre to Present 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
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Optimist Theatre to Present 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Optimist Theatre announces this July’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Optimist Theatre to Present 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
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Optimist Theatre to Present 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Optimist’s staging of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be set in 1967 during the Summer of Love

Optimist Theatre Receives 2014-2015 Wisconsin Humanities Council Grant
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Optimist Theatre Receives 2014-2015 Wisconsin Humanities Council Grant

Optimist Theatre has been selected to receive a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council for 2014-2015.