A giant stage is being constructed at Cherokee & California in preparation for a full dress rehearsal tonight of Shakepeare in the Streets with performances taking place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. All three performances are FREE! For more information, please visit www.shakespearefestivalstlouis.org, or call 314/531-9800.
Shopkeepers and artists are just a few of the Gravois/Benton Park residents who will appear alongside professional actors in a play artfully adapted from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, titled “The New World,” as part of the inaugural PNC Arts Alive Shakespeare in the Streets scheduled April 27-29. The event, presented by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, is underwritten by PNC Arts Alive and the National Endowment for the Arts.
People are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs. The show is about an hour in length, so if audience members prefer to stand, that’s fine, too.