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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.

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.

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival is presented by Bank of America.

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

Audition Dates:

Auditions for the 2016 Season will take place in April 2016.

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