July 10, 2017
This summer's Shakespeare in Clark Park production will be "Coriolanus." There will be evening performances daily from Wednesday, July 26, through Sunday, July 30.
The free production of the Shakespeare tragedy will feature an all-female cast of women warriors, lead by Barrymore Award-winner Charlotte Northeast.
Here is description of the play, directed by Kittson O'Neill:
Rome is starving. Recovering from one war and bracing for another, the people turn to their hero: Coriolanus—a woman ready to lead not only her soldiers, but the state. Or is she? Can the unbending will of this soldier bow to the power of the people? Or will she go from decorated hero to enemy of the state? The people of Philadelphia transform into the riotous citizens of Rome, alongside a cast of the city's finest actors as Shakespeare's greatest political tragedy of manipulation and revenge comes to life.
The audience for Shakespeare in Clark Park is invited to bring blankets and pack picnics for the show.
If it rains, the performance will be moved to the Harold Prince Theater at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, located at 3680 Walnut St.