You can see Shakespeare in the park for free this weekend

losing their third season as a company, Shakespeare in Detroit is bringing back its annual summer show with a production of The Merchant of Venice at New Center Park.

Free and open to the public, Shakespeare in Detroit’s summer shows are part of its commitment to keeping their work accessible and the company approachable for the community.

“Accessibility is the bedrock of the work we do and allowing folks from all walks of life to be represented on and off stage,” Artistic Director Samantha White says. “You don’t have to pay for admission when you come to our summer shows, the important piece of these productions is that everyone gets the opportunity to experience theater and classical art."

We featured White in February about the importance of keeping Shakespeare in Detroit accessible to everyone.

"For kids who are from places like mine, if they see me-they really can do anything,” White tells BLAC. “I think that if a little girl from Seven Mile can start a Shakespeare company, then anybody can probably do anything.”


The performances will take place at New Center Park July 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and July 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but tax-deductible donations will be accepted.

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