Hear ye, hear ye! Renowned Shakespearean actors and enthusiastic small-town performers are coming together on Orcas Island for two days of classic and fun entertainment.
The 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival will feature a production by the Seattle Shakespeare Company, parades, and impromptu acting by Orcas musicians and performers both young and old, and a variety of offerings from island restaurants, hotels and shops for visitors and locals alike. Restaurants and shops will feature Shakespearean Specials during the weekend, transforming the island into a Salish Sea version of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Dates & Program:
Tuesday, April 7
Local Shakespeare Night with music and one-acts. 7 pm at Random Howse in Eastsound.
Wednesday, April 8
Dinner Theater with two plays: ‘Unexpected Shakespeare’ Improv by Seattle’s Unexpected Productions, and “Who Doth Inhabit the Primary Position,” directed by Tom Fiscus and performed by Peter Vinson and Kelly Toombs. 7:00 p.m. at Random Howse in Eastsound.
Thursday, April 9
Fundraising dinner with magic show by Matthew White. Cuisine by Chef Bill Patterson, and specials guests from the Seattle Shakespeare Company. 6 pm at Random Howse.
Friday, April 10
Free performance of ‘Macbeth’ by Seattle Shakespeare Company for Orcas Island students. 1:00 p.m.at Orcas Center.
Cast party and dance open to the public at 10:00 p.m. at Random Howse.
Saturday, April 11
Shakespeare parade at 12 noon in Eastsound Village (and all participants welcome!)
Medieval street fair with entertainment on the Village Green (North Beach Road in Eastsound.) 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
The Seattle Shakespeare Company performs “Macbeth” at the Orcas Center. Show time is 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15.