Actors Theatre of Missouri

(Poster design courtesy Actors Theatre of Missouri)

Since 2013, Actors Theatre of Missouri has presented the works of William Shakespeare at the Springfield Art Museum with their "Shakespeare at the Columns" series at the Art Museum's outdoor amphitheatre--weather permitting, of course. Their Shakespeare plays are free and open to the public. Since their first production of "Romeo and Juliet," over 2,500 audience members have seen Shakespeare's works brought to life by Actors Theatre's actors, designers, and technicians.

(Poster design courtesy Actors Theatre of Missouri)

Springfield Shakespeare at the Columns, in partnership with Actors Theatre of Missouri, Rice Theatricals, and The Dangerous Playground, presents William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" in the auditorium at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive adjacent to Phelps Grove Park.  This is a rare opportunity for local theatergoers to see an early, lesser-known Shakespeare work—his first tragic play, in fact.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Art Museum)

I have to give props to young actres Molly Grotha--after a grueling opening night she made it to the KSMU studios this morning right on time, to come on "Arts News" to promote Actors Theatre of Missouri's production (in association with The Dangerous Playground and Rice Theatricals) of the chaotic, wildly funny spoof of The Bard and all 37 of his known plays (!), "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" in the "revised" version by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield.

(Photo courtesy Ozarks Technical Community College)

Actors Theatre of Missouri and the Springfield Art Museum, in association with Rice Theatricals and The Dangerous Playground present a "Shakespeare in the Park" production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday August 21 and 22, as well as Thursday through Saturday the 27th-29th, at the outdoor amphitheater adjacent to the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive.  (In case of rain they'll move the production indoors to the Art Museum auditorium.) David Rice directs this production.