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This Month!

August 2022

Check out the events below to learn more about Play On Shakespeare and our mission to actively engage new audiences through modern translations of Shakespeare’s work.

Live Productions

Prague Shakespeare Company

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Translated by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Guy Roberts

August 6 – 7, 2022

Set in the magical forest of Athens, four youths have run away from the court to be with the person they love. But when the trickster fairy Puck mistakenly bewitches them to fall in love with the wrong person, a comedic love entanglement ensues. Directed by Guy Roberts, Prague Shakespeare Company welcomes audiences to join the whimsical world of the fae where magic can both break and mend our hearts.



Chagrin Arts

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Translated by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Derdriu Ring

August 6 – 7, 13 – 14 @ 7:30 PM EST

Chagrin Arts and Solon Ohio will present Jeff Whitty’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this August at the Solon Community Park. Directed by Derdriu Ring, this production is the return of Shakespeare in the Valley. Held outdoors, audiences will be immersed in Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and magic.



Theatre Space North East

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Translated by Josh Wilder
Directed by Corinne Kilvington

August 18 – 21

Translated by Josh Wilder, the play follows a King and his three friends who have forsworn women. But when a princess and her three ladies appear at court, the men find that their vow may be harder to keep than expected. Exploring the environment of court life and forbidden love, Love’s Labour’s Lost is a comedy that will keep audiences on their toes!


Play On Podcasts

Twelfth Night
Translated by Alison Carey
Directed by Christopher Liam Moore

Release Date: June 24

Carey’s translation, starring Amy Brenneman, heightens Shakespeare’s classic tale about love, loss, and reunion. This podcast is set in a Hamptons-esque Illyria during the golden age of radio.

Of the podcast, Head of Scripted Fiction at Next Chapter Podcasts, Michael Goodfriend, says, “Hear how Alison Carey’s luminous translation heightens the poignancy in Shakespeare’s story of love, loss, reunion, and forgiveness in this production.”



Translation by Lisa Peterson


Cover of Hamlet, Translated by Lisa Peterson

Hamlet is available to purchase on the ACMRS website! Leaving most of the original Hamlet’s beloved lines untouched, Lisa has untied the language knots of what can make this play inaccessible to many. With Lisa’s expertise, the tale of Hamlet can be told in a digestible way, opening new doors for curiosity.