Young Park (411-1/2 N Elmwood Rd)

"inventive and forward-thinking"  
-World Herald

Shakespeare On The Green is two plays that run in repertory for three weeks. Performances have earned national recognition for consistently high-quality productions set in beautiful Young park and performed for enthusiastic audiences.

King John is betrayed by Arthur, his nephew, who conducts a rebellion and is supported by the French King. The King of France demands that John surrender his throne to Arthur. John instead sends a force against him. A battle takes place between the two armies at Angiers, but neither side is decisively victorious. King John forges a settlement for peace with the French, which Arthur's mother, Constance, angrily rejects.

In the meantime, King John is having troubles with the Pope. John is excommunicated and, on orders from the Pope's envoy, Pandulph, the French King resumes hostilities with John.

The French are defeated and King John captures Arthur, to Constance's great distress. John orders that Arthur be executed, but his chamberlain, Hubert, disobeys after hearing Arthur's heart-felt pleas. Pandulph convinces France's Dauphin to continue the fight in England. John attempts to keep the favor of the nobles, and their fear that he is plotting Arthur's death causes John to regret his orders to Hubert. John is relieved to hear that Arthur is alive, but Arthur attempts to escape and falls from his high prison wall to his death.

The nobles accuse John of murdering Arthur and defect to the French. In return for an assurance that he will dissuade the Dauphin from his attack, John concedes to Pandulph's demands, putting his kingdom under the Pope's control. The Dauphin's confidence, however, is boosted by the addition of the English nobles and continues the assault.

Join us at Shakespeare On The Green this summer to see how the play ends!

Vincent Carlson-Brown  Director
Jessica Thomson  Scenic Designer
Jenny Pool  Costume Designer
David Krupla  Lighting Designer
Molly Welsh  Sound Designer
Caroline Velez  Properties Master

Katie Becker Colón  Cardinal Pandolf, Lady Faulconbridge
Sarah Carlson-Brown  Lady Constance
Hannah Clark  Nun, Soldier, Executioner
Ezra Colón  Hubert
Raydell Cordell III  Duke of Austria
Kat Cordes  Lord Bigot
Russell Daniels  King John
Hailee Domagalski  Nun, Soldier
Beau Fisher  Friar Lawrence, Soldier
Mallory Freilich  Earl of Essex
Garrett Garniss  Friar Anthony, Soldier, Executioner
Konrad Case  Dauphin Lewis
Chloe Irwin  Arthur
Jen Klink  Viscount of Melun
Moira Mangiameli  Elinor
Mark Mazzarella  Monk Thomas, Soldier
Matthew Olsen  Earl of Salisbury
Katie Otten  Nun, Soldier, Citizen
Eric Parks  Philip the Bastard
Bianca Phipps  Blanche of Castile
Cork Ramer  King of France
Josh Ryan  Peter of Pomphret, Robert Faulconbridge