Optimist Theatre presents...


Shakespeare in the Park 2014
To help make it happen, we held our annual winter fundraiser...

Unsphere the Stars

at Milwaukee's historic Turner Hall Ballroom
 February 12, 2014
You put me off with limber vows; but I,
Though you would seek to unsphere the
stars with oaths,
Should yet say 'Sir, no going.' Verily,
You shall not go: a lady's 'Verily' 's
As potent as a lord's. Will you go yet?
Force me to keep you as a prisoner,
Not like a guest; so you shall pay your fees
When you depart, and save your thanks. How say you?
My prisoner? or my guest? by your dread 'Verily,'
One of them you shall be.

Hermione, THE WINTER’S TALE, Act 1, scene ii

THANK YOU to everyonewho made the evening such a great success. We met our goal fundraising goal and earned our matching challenge grant from BMO Harris Bank, Shakespeare in the Park’s Presenting Sponsor!!


But, that doesn't mean we're done, yet. Our fundraising to date covers many of the season's expenses, but not all of them.

We still need your help! 


To help bring William Shakespeare’s comedy THE WINTER’S TALE to Milwaukee for 12 days in June of 2014, so that .  That means that a mind-boggling 4,200 people will get to enjoy free, professional theatre this summer thanks to you.

Please consider a 100% tax deductible donation.


You may also mail a check to:

Optimist Theatre
2010 N. 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI  53212


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Who supports Shakespeare in the Park?

Our 2013 and 2014 Presenting Sponsor is...

Optimist Theatre, free Shakespeare in the Park, and

"To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now" are also supported by...

Optimist Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company.  Your donation is 100% tax deductible and greatly appreciated.  Shakespeare in the Park and "To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now" would not be possible without your financial support.

Thank You.