Metropolitan Performing Arts returns this summer with free Shakespeare in the Park!
Mended Oak Winery
“Shakespeare at the Winery” event with live music, food trucks, local artists and more!
10209 NE 299th Street Battle Ground, WA 98604
Saturday, July 10th at 6:00pm
Sunday, July 11th at 6:00pm
Columbia Springs (behind Heron House)
12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, Washington 98668
Saturday, July 17th at 6:00pm
Sunday, July 18th at 6:00pm
Metropolitan Performing Arts (behind building in the field)
6403 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661
Saturday, July 31st at 6:00pm
Sunday, August 1st at 6:00pm
Bethany Vineyard and Winery (21+ Please RSVP in advance here)
4115 NE 259th St, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Saturday, August 7th at 6:00pm
Sunday, August 8th at 6:00pm
After last summer’s hiatus due to COVID-19, we are back for our third annual free theater in park series.
Shows are performed in four locations around Vancouver, WA. Admission is free.
Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic dinner for this one-of-a-kind experience.
A re-telling of the classic story, this production of Love’s Labour’s Lost has been updated to include language of our time, social media, and improv. The story is updated but still true to its original message. No matter how its staged, Love’s Labour’s Lost is a delight for lovers of language. The production is full of the usual double meanings, miscommunications, and linguistic loopholes. The twist? Setting and character re-writes.
“Our goal is to make Shakespeare relatable and fun, while still telling the stories he wrote. To share our love of the Bard to others and to create a safe learning environment for performers who have been too shy to attack Will’s works”
-Kris Heller, director.
Headmaster Freddy King, of Navarre University, has decided that he will make Navarre the best academic school in the world. He and his two teaching assistants, Barry and Longmain, have signed an edict saying that they are going to forgo dating, dancing, and that they will study harder than they ever have for three years. However, in their rush to impress the school board and donors they have forgotten that Headmistress Adelie and party are coming to discuss an issue between the two schools. The lovers try to secretly woo these ladies. Professors and Campus security try to maintain order and discipline. While underclassmen and exchange students join in on the fun, sneaking around with lovers, dancing, and playing tricks on the graduate students. How will it all end? Come see for yourself!
Clyde (Headmaster Freddy King)
Breanna Kurth (Headmistress Adelie)
Audrey Williams (Donna Adrian)
Sebastian Bjorn (Jaque)
Abi DaCorte (Mari)
Rhona Klein (Professor Holly Ferns)
Kris Heller / Director
Sandra Fachiol (Rosie)
Laura Hankins (Dullard Stranton)
Shannon Jung / Choreographer
Lily Walsh (Cloe Costard)
Kathleen Jung (Professor Bob Bobbie Boyet)
Arianna Dorenbosch (Nat)
Gabby Herron / Stage Manager