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Austin Shakespeare presents: Short Shakespeare

Presented by Austin Shakespeare and Austin Parks and Recreation at Zilker Hillside Theatre, Austin TX

May 18 - 21 2023
Austin Shakespeare presents: Short Shakespeare

FREE in Zilker Park

For one weekend only, Austin Shakespeare is bringing Short Shakespeare to the Zilker Hillside Theater. Featuring four plays with five actors and two musicians, Short Shakespeare will be performed free at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-21.

The four Shakespeare plays include 20-minute versions of: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet. Gwendolyn Kelso will direct all four comedies.


Free Admission

Contact: 512-470-4505

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Additional time info:

Audience is encouraged to bring blankets, low chairs, and a picnic to enjoy the evening on the grassy hillside. Some chairs will be available for use on the apron.

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Zilker Hillside Theater is accessible to all audience members.

Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited in all City of Austin parks.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Zilker Hillside Theatre

2206 William Barton Drive, Austin, TX 78746

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