Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me
— William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

 

June 4-9 2018 downtown bentonville will host the first nwa shakespeare festival!

Monday, June 4

Trike Theatre Kids and Teen Camps begins (go to www.triketheatre.org)

4-6pm Shakespeare Sonnets to go and Happy Hour at Ramo D'Olivo 

Tuesday, June 5

Trike Theatre Kids and Teen Camps

4pm -6pm Shakespeare Sonnets to go and Happy Hour Ramo D'Olivo 

6pm Skylight Cinema - Shakespeare Q&A  + FREE showing of Shakespeare in Love  

Wednesday, June 6

5pm Trike Theatre Kids and Teen Performance 6th-12th Grade at Dave Peel Park

4pm -6pm Shakespeare Sonnets to go and Happy Hour Ramo D'Olivo 

Opening night!

6pm AS YOU LIKE IT
at Dave Peel Park bring lawn chairs, picnic

Thursday, June 7

5pm Trike Theatre Kids and Teen Performance 6th-12th Grade at Dave Peel Park

4pm -6pm Shakespeare Sonnets to go and Happy Hour Ramo D'Olivo 

6pm AS YOU LIKE IT
at Dave Peel Park bring lawn chairs, picnic 

Friday, June 8

12pm & 5pm Trike Theatre performace Dave Peel Park (12pm, 3-5th grade performance of As You Like It Abridged and at 5pm, 6th - 12th grade performance of various Shakespeare scenes.) 

4pm -6pm Shakespeare Sonnets to go and Happy Hour Ramo D'Olivo 

6pm AS YOU LIKE IT
at Dave Peel Park bring lawn chairs, picnic (food trucks will be available)

Saturday, June 9

Closing night

6pm AS YOU LIKE IT
at Dave Peel Park bring lawn chairs, picnic

 

Our Mission

We spark and ignite the imagination through fresh innovative productions that have their origin from the classics and provide in-depth theatre education. 

Intro to our vision:

We see each show as a conversation with you, our audience. We hope that we make you feel deeply, make the wheels in your head turn and even laugh out loud.

What we do:

The Classical Edge has provided Shakespeare in the park for Northwest Arkansas over the past 7 years.  This year we are evolving and partnering with Bentonville Parks and Rec along with several other contributors, producing Northwest Arkansas' first Shakespeare Festival!  The Classical Edge has served over 2000 people since it's debut performance of Twelfth Night  in the summer of 2012.  Each year TCE has performed one Shakespeare in the Park production and provides "edge"ucational outreach to schools across Arkansas.  TCE travels to several schools bringing a 2 day workshop to students, a 1 day workshop for educators.  We are very excited this coming year to be bringing to Northwest Arkansas first annual Shakespeare Festival June of 2018. More to come!