Reading Series: Shakespeare, Just the Best Bits

Reading Series:

Shakespeare: Just the Best Bits

By William Shakespeare  


Brevity. Soul. Wit.

In 2018 and 2019, Hedgerow Theatre will present all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays, in bite-sized morsels, exploring the best of the stories, speeches and moments contained in each. Revisit the drama and the laughs in all your enduring favorites, and discover the gems of characters and language buried in Shakespeare’s lesser known plays.

ALL the Comedies. ALL the Tragedies. ALL the Histories. ALL the Late Romances. Yes! And ALL the Problem Plays, too!

Join us monthly for FREE readings, as the Hedgerow acting company takes only the best of Shakespeare’s 118,000+ lines and 1,200+ characters, and brings them vividly to life on the Hedgerow stage.



02/14 – Love’s Labour’s Lost / Antony and Cleopatra

February 14, 2018 – 7:30 PM – The first installment in our monthly series, Shakespeare: Just the Best Bits, is a pair of love stories, perfect for a Valentine’s date.

Love’s Labour’s Lost tells the tale of four men who have forsworn worldly pleasures in order to focus monastically on the improvement of their minds, and the four women who show up on their doorstep just in time to put a wrinkle in their plans.

Antony and Cleopatra explores a romance of epic proportions, as grand and flawed and compelling as the two empire-defining lovers at the great tragedy’s core.

03/14 – Macbeth

04/11 – Taming of the Shrew / Pericles

05/16 – Merchant of Venice / Winter’s Tale

06/13 – Tempest / Richard II 

07/18 – Henry IV 1 & 2 / Henry V

08/15 – Timon of Athens / Henry VIII / All’s Well That Ends Well

09/19 – Twelfth Night / Cymbeline

10/24 – Henry VI 1, 2, 3

11/14 – Richard III / Two Gentlemen of Verona

More to Come in 2019!


All tickets are free. A $10 Donation is suggested.