Spring Green’s American Players Theatre announces season

Summer means Shakespeare, dramas, comedies, and more in Spring Green.

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American Players Theatre has one outdoor and one indoor theater space. | Photo via American Players Theatre

Summer is coming and with it, the American Players Theatre’s season. The venerable Spring Green arts organization performs in two theater spaces.

The Hill is an outdoor space where audience members can partake of Shakespeare and more under the stars. The Touchstone is an intimate indoor space.

Tickets for the coming season are on sale now. Order yours by Friday, April 19 for a 25% discount.

On the Hill

Saturday, June 8-Friday, Sept. 20
Ring Round the Moon,” by Jean Anouih
Adapted by Christopher Fry; Directed by Laura Gordon
A clever confection, the high comedy is full of egos, libidos, and foolishness.

Friday, June 14-Sunday, Sept. 29
Much Ado About Nothing,” by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Ramirez
Fun and funny, Shakespeare’s tale of Beatrice and Benedict has bewitched for centuries.

Friday, June 21-Saturday, Sept. 7
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” by August Wilson
Directed by Gavin Dillon Lawrence
The power and poetry of the blues comes to life in the world of Ma Rainey.

Friday, Aug. 2-Friday, Sept. 27
Dancing at Lughnasa,” by Brian Friel
Directed by Brenda DeVita
A rich tapestry, weaving the life of five Irish women.

Friday, Aug. 9-Saturday, Sept. 28
King Lear,” by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tim Ocel
Arguably the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, a leader learns the truth about his place in the hearts of others.

In the Touchstone

Friday, June 14-Thursday, Sept. 19
The Virgin Queen Entertains Her Fool,” by Michael Hollinger
Directed by Aaron Posner
A world premiere, the play takes audiences through the final hours of a waning queen.

Tuesday, June 25-Wednesday, Sept. 18
Wolf at the Door,” by Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Melisa Pereyra
One of the playwright’s Grimm Latinx Fairy Tales, the play is a fable of liberation.

Saturday, Aug. 10-Saturday, Sept. 28
Constellations,” by Nick Payne
Directed by Vanessa Stalling
A kaleidoscopic look at love and all the ways it permeates.

Thursday, Oct. 17-Sunday, Nov. 10
Nat Turner in Jerusalem,” by Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Tyrone Phillips
The life of the slave rebellion leader becomes a lyrical meditation on violence, freedom, and belief.