FIRST, friends and fans of Optimist Theatre and Shakespeare in the Park totally came through for us. We are officially 'golden': we've met our fundraising goal and earned our matching challenge grant. Consider this a huge shout-out to BMO Harris Bank, Shakespeare in the Park's 2014 Presenting Sponsor!
SECOND, and because of the phenomenal support mentioned above, SITP is delighted to be able to offer Shakespeare/theater lovers three weekends of free performances. Optimist Theatre is presenting The Winter's Tale on June 12 (media preview), June 13 (opening), 14, 15, June 19, 20, 21 and 22, and June 26, 27, 28 and 29 (closing), 2014. All shows start at 8 pm.
And we are excited to be returning to our fabulous new home, Alice Bertschy Kadish Park at the crux of the Riverwest, Brewer's Hill, East Side and Harambee neighborhoods of Milwaukee. We're also excited that for our second season there, Optimist Theatre has permission to landscape at the Park in order to make patron seating far more comfy! Watch this space for details as that plan comes together.