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Founding Artistic Director Jennifer Tober One touch of nature makes the whole world kin...

Dear Friends,

I took a walk in Frick Park the other day and was reminded of September - when we gather together to enjoy our exciting, dynamic productions of Shakespeare's plays in our beautiful city parks. It’s wonderfully comforting that Shakespeare’s timeless words can bring us together and speak to our pain, our isolation, our fear during this incredibly difficult time. We can share the joy of experiencing each other’s company, talent, and laughter in our online artistic community. And look to the future, when we will be able to gather in person in our city parks again!

For CYMBELINE, directed by Jeff Chips, we have Frick Park, Highland Park, Schenley Plaza and the North Park Boathouse on the docket! New venues and new adventures for our 16th season.

We depend on your generous support in this difficult time. We won't stop getting free Shakespeare out to the public - online at the moment and in public when it is safe - and we cannot do it without you! Thank you in sharing in our mission of providing free, excellent and exciting theatre for all.

With gratitude,

Jennifer Tober
Founder and Artistic Director
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks

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Jeffrey ChipsCymbeline

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks stages Cymbeline, Shakespeare's fairy tale, for PSIP's 16th season.

The drama is set in ancient Britain and is based on legends surrounding the early Celtic king, Cunobeline.

Jeffrey Chips will direct the production. Jeff previously staged King Lear for PSIP (2015) and has acted in several productions.

Performances: The play will run in various parks on Saturday and Sunday afternoons each weekend in September 2020. In addition, two early evening twilight shows will be given on Fri., Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 at Schenley Plaza, Oakland.

Join Jeff for a special preview of CYMBELINE during our BYOB online, Tuesday, May 26.

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Founding Artistic Director Jennifer Tober

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks has been producing free public performances of Shakespeare’s works in the Pittsburgh city parks since 2005. In September 2016 we celebrated our 12th season of shows with 8 public performances of The Comedy of Errors, playing to over 1800 patrons that included people from surrounding counties and states as well as local community members. We had the pleasure of collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh Honors College to present a performance at Pymatuning State Park. And we inaugurated an ongoing collaboration with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, providing 2 private student matinees of The Comedy of Errors for a total of 5 public schools and 1 homeschooling group, as well as performing selected scenes as part of The Trust’s Gallery Crawl event.

Thank you for your interest in Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. Please join us for our 2020 season!

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Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' productions are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Additional support from:

  • The Fine Foundation
  • The McKinney Charitable Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee
  • Fidelity Charitable Trusts, The Seamon Fund
  • Vanguard Charitable Trust
  • Opportunity Fund