Shakespeare in Yosemite was founded in 2017 to bring short, accessible, and FREE productions of Shakespeare’s plays to Yosemite National Park for Earth Day and Shakespeare’s birthday each April. Our shows are 90 minutes long, feature lots of music, and are adapted to address issues relevant to Earth Day and Yosemite. Casts are made up of UC Merced students, park rangers and Yosemite employees, and community members.
Our newest show, a pop music-filled Romeo and Juliet in Yosemite, is currently in rehearsals and we can't wait to bring it to Curry Village April 21-23, 2023, for Earth Day weekend.
We returned to the Park in 2022 for performances of Love's Labor's Lost, set in 1969-70 and celebrating the first Earth Day with lots of music. A free film of that production is available here.
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Shakespeare in Yosemite is a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA).
Shakespeare in Yosemite is a founding member of the EarthShakes Alliance.
Shakespeare in Yosemite is a member of EcoStage and Broadway Green Alliance.
Shakespeare in Yosemite is produced in partnership with UC Merced, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Hospitality, and Misfit Press.
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