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Shakespeare on the Common: Richard III

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Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common, Boston MA

Jul 18
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Aug 05
Shakespeare on the Common: Richard III

Now entering its 24th season, CSC’s Shakespeare on the Common has become an annual Boston tradition, modeled along the lines of “Shakespeare in the Park” in Central Park and the many other free outdoor summer Shakespeare events throughout the country.

This year CSC presents Richard III, Shakespeare’s searing chronicle of a ruthless leader’s ascension and the devastation he leaves in his wake as he gains power over his realm featuring stage, film, and television actor, Faran Tahir as

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ADMISSION INFO

Performances are free and open to the public.

Some patrons arrive as early as 2-3 hours before the performance to stake out their spot. There is plenty of room on the Boston Common, however, and you will be able to find room no matter when you arrive.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on, a light sweater, mosquito repellent, and an umbrella if the forecast calls for rain. If you plan on attending a matinee performance, you may also bring a hat and sunscreen for your protection from the sun. Bringing cash is very much recommended for concessions, although credit cards may be accepted as well. If you plan to arrive early, please do not leave your blanket or chair unattended.

Lawn chairs are available for rent in the chair rental tents on either side of the stage. Chair rentals are $5, plus a $5 deposit that will be returned to you when you bring back the chair after the performance. You are welcome to bring your own chair and/or blanket to sit on. Please note that if you have a tall chair that could obstruct the view of other patrons, you will be directed to a Tall Chair Section.

The Friends Section consists of lawn chairs set in front of the stage for your convenience.  Individuals can reserve a chair at a performance with a donation of $60 per chair before July 18, 2018 and $75 per chair during weeks of performances from July 18-August 5, 2018, All proceeds going directly towards the cost of the production.

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Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common

Tremont Street & Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108

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