Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Green Show

GREEN SHOW

Enjoy light entertainment while breaking bread with family and friends! Shakespeare festivals around the country craft the show to fit local interests. At Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, our 90-minute Green Show includes local entertainers, a family activity and craft area, a 20-minute version of the mainstage show performed by members of the Shakespeare Squadron, and the Bard’s Buzz, a presentation summary and character outline of the play.


Nightly Schedule

Green Show entertainment kicks off at 6:30, so there are plenty of reasons to join us early in the Glen! Musical performances are at 6:45PM unless otherwise noted. Shakespeare Squadron’s Romeo & Juliet will be performed Thursday -Sunday nights at 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, May 31Aaron Burlbaw of Acoustick Element
Friday, June 1Vthom
Saturday, June 2Burney Sisters
Sunday, June 3Poetic Justice
Monday, June 4Muny Kids & Muny Teens
Wednesday, June 6Androbeat
Cara Louis Band (7:15PM)
Thursday, June 7Sadie Hawkins Day String Band
Friday, June 8St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
Saturday, June 9Polyshades
Sunday, June 10Poetic Justice
Monday, June 11Le’Ponds, Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation 2018 Teen Talent Competition Winners (7:15PM)
Wednesday, June 13Spaceship
Ryan Marquez (7:15PM)
Thursday, June 14Hounds
Friday, June 15Poor Monsters
Saturday, June 16Seashine
Sunday, June 17Poetic Justice
Monday, June 18Connor Low
Thames (7:15PM)
Wednesday, June 20Gentlemen of Vision
Farshid (7:15PM)
Thursday, June 21Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra
Friday, June 22The Hip-Hop Foundation Fanatics
Saturday, June 23Michael Franco
Sunday, June 24Poetic Justice

 


The “Mini Play”

A 25-minute adaptation of Romeo & Juliet that introduces the audience to the play’s characters and plot, performed by members of the Shakespeare Squadron. Enjoy this preview of the mainstage performance every Thursday – Sunday night on the Green Show stage beginning at 7:15pm.

ROMEO & JULIET (in 25 minutes)
Directed by GAD GUTERMAN
Assistant Directed by LIBBY JASPER
Fight Choreography by JACOB FLECKIER & LIBBY JASPER
Romeo………………………………………………………………….….Zed Menard
Juliet………………………………………………………………………..Gwen Farris
Friar Laurence…………………………………………………………William Jaffe
Nurse/Prince……………………………………………………………….Gael Jenks
Benvolio……………………………………………………………………Daniel Clear
Mercutio/Paris…………………………………………………………….Gabe Mead
Tybalt/Apothecary/Servant……………………………………………..Jo Shifrin
Balthazar………………………………………………………………………Lydia Foss
Capulet……………………………………………………….Eli Hurwitz/Lydia Foss

The Shakespeare Squadron offers advanced acting and Shakespeare training for young artists ages 11-18. Semester-long master classes in fall and spring offer instruction in text, poetry, acting technique, movement, voice, character work, and ensemble theater. The group also performs at special events around St. Louis throughout the year. As part of the Festival’s Green Show, the Squad performs a 25-minute adaptation of the mainstage production Thursday-Sunday nights, as well as nightly pop-up scenes throughout Shakespeare Glen.


The Bard’s Buzz

In addition to the mini-play, be sure to check out the Bard’s Buzz, a presentation designed to bring you quickly up to speed on the plot and characters of Romeo & Juliet. Bard’s Buzz takes place nightly from 7:00-7:15pm.


Backstage Tour

Free backstage tours begin at 6:30 PM and last approximately 20 minutes. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the Festival, chat with stage crew, get a peek in the sound/lighting tent and maybe visit with an actor preparing for the performance. School and community groups can arrange private tours at 6PM – email rwolownik@sfstl.com to set up your group tour.


Family Art Activities

Families with children are invited to join us for a variety of Romeo & Juliet-themed crafts, such as making crowns and capes, creating musical instruments, or constructing Shakespearean puppets! Children participating in the activities must be accompanied by an adult.


If you are interested in becoming a Green Show entertainer, please email greenshow@sfstl.com.