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The 22nd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival Season

will feature Julius Caesar  and  As You Like It!

Shows begin at 7:00pm in beautiful Falls Park, Thurs thru Sunday each week during the run of shows.  The 2016 Season will begin in May.

Julius Caesar

Conspirators, some high-minded like Brutus, plot the assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar to save the Roman republic from tyranny.  The Bard’s work that brings the phrase “watch your back” to a whole new level.

As You Like It

One of the great comedies by William Shakespeare features the heroine Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, who falls in love with Orlando the disinherited son of one of the duke’s friends. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy and travels with her cousin Celia and a jester to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile.  Embracing the themes of love, aging, and our exploration of the natural world, Shakespeare examines how families and friends are created, rearranged, and strengthened in our journey through life.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for The Upstate Shakespeare Festival.

All performances of the Upstate Shakespeare Festival are FREE ADMISSION and are performed in beautiful Falls Park on the Reedy.  IMPORTANT PARK RULE: Anyone consuming alcohol must do so in a clear, plastic cup.

Audition Dates:

Auditions for the 2016 Season will take place in April 9 – 11, 2016.

Anyone interested in future auditions or have questions about the program, should contact John Fagan at