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Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare in the Park is free to see but not free to produce. Your help is greatly appreciated.
One-Time or Monthly Recurring Donations
Shakespeare in the Park is free to see but waaaay not free to produce. It costs about $70 per audience member to make the magic. Your donation of any amount goes directly to support this incredible event.
If you'd rather send a check , download and print this handy form!
Become a Member
Members enjoy the opportunity to reserve premium lawn space at a show ahead of time, invitations to member-only events, discounts to local businesses, and other benefits.
All for only a $75 donation.
The latest member news...
It's a wrap! However, before the echoes of applause at Shakespeare in the Park 2022 fade into happy memory, please join Optimist Theatre for our Members Only celebration.
The party may be in a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Michigan, but it's Optimist Theatre through and through. Potluck and Party! Share stories, hear insider tidbits on 'what really happened when...', and generally enjoy the evening with your fellow Shakespeare in the Park enthusiasts.
And, because Members get to know first, we're excited to announce the play selected for the SITP 2023 tour.
In stock now....
In Shakespeare's day, play-goers not-quite-fancy-enough to buy a chair on the stage with the actors (yeah, that happened!) would pay extra to rent a cushion for their spot on the benches in the gallery.
Who are WE to ignore this tradition for ONE. MINUTE. LONGER?!
These are 15"x15", full-color, 2"-thick seat cushions with a water-resistant nylon top, rubberized bottom (so it won't slide off your seat) and carry loop.
$24 per cushion - 2 for $44 - 3 for $64
In stock now but inventory is limited.