Prince George's Shakespeare in the Parks

Shakespeare in the park logo written in green letters with graphic image of a theater. Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the county, making great theatre available to everyone.

For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

Shakespeare in the Parks Presents: A Christmas Carol: Radio Drama

Step back in time to Victorian London for a magical tale of ghosts, a change of heart, and the true meaning of the holidays in Charles Dicken’s – A Christmas Carol. This timeless classic has been adapted by Christopher Dwyer into an audio drama. Listen in and be charmed by a much-loved holiday story vividly brought to life. Our FREE, family-friendly presentation, filled with music, captures the joy and delight of the season. Narrated by Lilian Oben, this performance includes appearances by award-winning actors Edward Gero as Jacob Marley and Matt McGee as Scrooge. Join us on a thoughtful journey, with well-known characters, in what is sure to be a comforting and safe holiday tradition. 

Listen to A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama

Shakespeare in the Parks 2020 Macbeth: Radio Drama

Shakespeare in the Parks 2020 is an exciting virtual experience! The Tragedy of Macbeth is presented as an hour-long audio drama set among the gangs of New York of the 1860s, a turbulent time during the American Civil War, with domestic unrest in the streets of the city. The classic story stays the same: the tragic hero Macbeth stumbles upon three witches in the sewers, who fill his head with the prophecy of being the "king hereafter." Murder, mayhem, and a grab for power consume the Macbeths, as they rise and fall during their short reign. Click the link and enjoy. Appropriate for middle school ages and above.

Listen to Macbeth: A Radio Drama

Auditions

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021, 10 AM – 6 PM (subject to change)

Our next production will take place in open-air locations throughout Prince George's County in the summer of 2021. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare's plays. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, email Artistic Director Christopher Dwyer at Christopher.dwyer@pgparks.com.

Production History

  • A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama (2020)
  • Macbeth: Radio Drama (2020)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (2019)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018)
  • As You Like It (2017)
  • Twelfth Night (2016)
  • Romeo and Juliet (2015)
  • The Tempest (2014)