FREE Shakespeare in the Park 2022

William Shakespeare's

Twelfth Night

July 15 - September 4, 2022

Shipwrecks, love triangles, and mistaken identities abound in this lively rom-com on an island where everyone is in love with someone - and the wrong person loves them back.  Bursting with vitality and romance, “Twelfth Night” features one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic heroines, Viola, matching wits with a host of captivating characters. As Shakespeare comedies go, “Twelfth Night” is one of the greats; a fun and funny celebration that embraces the silliness of love and is perfect for the whole family!

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2022 Schedule:

Friday, July 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Eden Park
Seasongood Pavilion
1600 Art Museum Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Centerville
Stubbs Park
255 W Spring Valley Pike, Centerville, OH 45458

Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Springfield Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival
Veterans Park Amphitheater
250 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504

Tuesday July 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Madisonville
Bramble Park
6300 Bramble Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Madeira
McDonald’s Commons Park
7502-7110 Dawson Rd, Madeira, OH 45243

Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Franklin County Arts Council
Third Place
734 Main St, Brookville, IN 47012

Friday, July 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Historic Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Linden Grove Cemetery
401 W 13th and Lee Streets, Covington, Kentucky 41011

Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Covington
Devou Park
1 Bandshell Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM
3CDC
Washington Park
1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Deerfield Township
Cottell Park
5847 Irwin Simpson Rd, Mason, OH 45040

Friday, July 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Price Hill Arts Connection
Rapid Run Park
4450 Rapid Run Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45205

Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 7:00 PM
West Chester Township
Keehner Park
Barret Road, West Chester Township, OH

Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM
3CDC
Washington Park
1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Boone County Parks and Recreation
Boone Woods Park
6000 Veterans Way, Burlington, KY 41005

Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Norwood
Victory Park
Victory Park, Norwood, OH 45212

Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Portsmouth Area Arts Council
Shawnee State University Alumni Green
940 Second St, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Greater Milford Area Historical Society
Promont House Lawn
906 Main St, Milford, OH 45150

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Fairfield Parks and Recreation
Village Green Park
301 Wessel Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Eden Park
Seasongood Pavilion
1600 Art Museum Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Covington
Devou Park
1 Bandshell Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Village of Glendale
Peter J. Gruber Pavilion (Harry Whiting Brown Community Center)
205 E Sharon Rd, Glendale, OH 45246

Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Westwood Works
Westwood Town Hall grounds
3017 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Park Performance Pavilion
5951 Buckwheat Rd, Milford, OH 45150

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Maysville/Mason County Arts Commission
Limestone Landing Park
100 Limestone St, Maysville, KY 41056

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Mt. Storm Parks Advisory Council
Mt. Storm Park
700 Lafayette Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Richmond Shakespeare Festival
Jack Elstro Plaza
47 N 6th St, Richmond, IN 47374

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Blue Ash
Summit Park
4335 Glendale Milford Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM
The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
Indoors at Center
3738 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Great Parks of Hamilton County
Sharon Woods Cardinal Meadow
11450 Lebanon Rd. Sharonville, OH 45241

Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Lebanon
Bicentennial Park
7 Cherry St, Lebanon, OH 45036

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Oxford Community Arts Center
Outdoor Pavilion
10 S College Ave, Oxford, OH 45056

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Ivy Tech Community College
Civic Park and Amphitheater
111 E High St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM
City of Erlanger
Flagship Park
1 Flagship Dr, Erlanger, KY 41018

Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Union Township
Ampitheatre at Union Township Civic Center
4350 Aicholtz Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45245

Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Mt. Washington City Council
Stanbery Park
2221 Oxford Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Eden Park
Seasongood Pavilion
1600 Art Museum Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Village of Evendale Cultural Arts Center
Village of Evendale Founder’s Pavilion
Village of Evendale Municipal Complex, Kingsport Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45241

Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Spring Grove Cemetery
Rose Garden
4521 Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45232

Friday, September 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Colerain Township Parks & Recreation
Colerain Park Amphitheater
4725 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251.

View the schedule starting in July!

Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free and open to the public.  There are no ticket or RSVPs required and all performances are general admission. For questions regarding a specific location's policies on outside food and drink, COVID protocols, etc. please contact the venue directly.

If you are interested in booking a performance at your park or outdoor venue contact us to inquire about cost and availability.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s FREE Shakespeare in the Park tour is the only professional outdoor theatre opportunity of its kind in Cincinnati each summer, attracting more than 10,000 patrons to over 40 area parks during the summer months. CSC’s FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour enhances the vibrancy of neighborhoods throughout the region by creating traveling arts programs that increase the affordability, availability, and accessibility of the arts outside the downtown core.

Elizabeth Chinn Molloy

Viola

Jared Earland

Sebastian

Hannah Gregory

Feste/Priest

Lamar Hardy

Duke Orsino/Toby Belch

Keisha Kemper

Maria/Captain

Brianna Miller

Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Adrian Summers

Antonio/Malvolio

Tess Talbot

Olivia/1st Office

  • Crystian Wiltshire

    Director of "Twelfth Night" / Associate Artistic Director

  • Brian Isaac Phillips

    Producing Artistic Director

  • Rainy Edwards

    Costume Designer

  • Justen N. Locke

    Lighting Designer

  • Justin McCombs

    Fight Choreographer

  • Mollie Murk

    Dance Choreographer

  • Sam Reno

    Scenic Designer

  • Robert Carlton Stimmel

    Sound Designer / Assistant Technical Director

  • Kara Eble Trusty

    Stage Manager / Properties Designer

  • Amanda Winters

    Wardrobe Supervisor

  • Chris Holloway

    Technical Director

  • Jeanna Vella

    Director of Marketing and Data Analytics

  • Kyrié Owen

    Communications Associate. If you are interested in booking a performance at your park or outdoor venue contact us to inquire about cost and availability at kyrie.owen@cincyshakes.com.

The 2022 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour is generously sponsored by Western & Southern Financial Group and was financially assisted by the Ohio Valley Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Agent.

To learn how you can support FREE Shakespeare programs like this, click here.

FREE Shakespeare in the Park is made possible through the generous support of companies, foundations, and donors throughout the tri-state and beyond. If you would like to make a gift in support of the program, please visit online here or call 513.381.2273 x 3208.

All donors to our Shakespeare in the Park Fund between May 1 and August 31 will be entered in a drawing to win two free subscriptions to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s 2022-2023 Mainstage Season. We also have a variety of fun Shakespeare in the Park themed thank you gifts in exchange for your donations!

  • A Gift of $12 (in honor of “Twelfth Night”) – Vinyl Sticker
  • A Gift of $38 (in honor of Shakespeare’s 38 play canon) – Bumper Magnet
  • A Gift of $100 – Water Bottle

Donors who join our Monthly Giving Circle between May 1 and August 31 and will be entered in a drawing to win an exclusive Behind the Scenes Package for a mainstage show of your choice during the 2022-2023 Season.

  • Monthly Gift of $10 or One-Time Gift of $120 – Insulated Tote Bag
  • Monthly Gift of $25 or One-Time Gift of $300 – Personal Portable Fan
  • Monthly Gift of $100 or One-Time Gift of $1,200 – Roll-up Picnic Blanket

Thank you gifts will be fulfilled beginning July 15, 2022.