Commonwealth Shakespeare Company‘s Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, is pleased to present the 23rd season of Free Shakespeare on the Common. William Shakespeare’s drama Richard III will be directed by Steven Maler and star Faran Tahir. Performances are free of charge and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.
One of Greater Boston’s most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Free Shakespeare on the Common” takes up residence once again with Shakespeare’s drama Richard III. This searing drama chronicles the ruthless ascension of a king and the devastation he leaves in his wake as he gains power over the realm.
William Shakespeare’s Richard III
Directed by Steven Maler and Starring Faran Tahir
Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common
Sponsored by Babson College
July 18 – August 5. Tuesday – Saturday performances at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm (Off Mondays). There will be one 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, August 4.
Performances are free and open to the public. A limited number of “Friends’ Section” reserved chairs are available for $60-75 donation per chair. For more information and to reserve chairs visit commshakes.org or call 617-426-0863. For Weather updates on performance nights, call the CSC weather hotline, (781) 239-5972.
Read all about the stars appearing in this summer’s performance: