Shakespeare on the Common returns

Photo from CSC website

One of my favorite summer traditions in Boston is attending one of the free performances by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on the Boston Common. Last year the tradition was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year the theater company returns with a production of The Tempest. All shows are free and will begin one week from today, running through Sunday, August 8th.

For everyone’s safety, this year’s production will be streamlined with an intermission-free performance. In addition, audience size will be limited according to state and city guidelines on capacity and social distancing. Due to these capacity constraints, advanced registration is strongly recommended for ease of arrival and priority access to seating. However, walk-ups will be welcome the night of each performance. For more information, visit the Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. website.

About the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company was formed in 1996 by artistic director Steven Maler and associate Joan Moynagh to bring free, outdoor Shakespeare to the city of Boston.


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