Join YaleWomen for one of greater Boston’s beloved traditions, free Shakespeare on the Common. Director Allegra Libonati brings Verona’s most famous feuding families to Boston in a free performance of Romeo and Juliet presented by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Marianna Krejci-Papa, PhD ’96, will give an informal pre-show review of Shakespeare’s source material for the Romeo and Juliet story complete with fun facts on stage history. Bring your own lawn chair and picnic supper (concessions from Earl of Sandwich and Ben & Jerry's available on site) and enjoy a summer evening of theater and camaraderie!
The Parkman Bandstand area of the Boston Common, between the Bandstand and the outdoor stage. Look for the “YWB” sign.
The nearest T stops are Park Street (Green or Red Lines) or Arlington (Green Line).
Public parking is available in the Boston Common garage. Enter from Charles Street. On street parking is limited. Note: After the performance, it can take a while to exit the parking facility due to the crowds.
Click here for a performance site map
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), best known for its annual free performances on Boston Common, is a non-profit theater organization founded in 1996, dedicated to presenting vital and contemporary productions of William Shakespeare and other dramatic works to the people of Greater Boston, and to exploring Shakespeare’s work with youth in innovative and creative ways. CSC’s Free Shakespeare on the has served over one million audience members over its 22-year history, and has become a beloved summer tradition enjoyed by nearly 75,000 people annually. To learn more about these programs and this performance in particular, please visit commshakes.org.
139 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111
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