For the past two weekends Wallingford Playfield has played host to some characters. Betram and Helena to be specific, along with Antipholus and Dormio from Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well and The Comedy of Errors respectively.
These characters and the performances they appeared in were part of Green Stage‘s Shakespeare in the Park, now in it’s 26th season. This year’s performance calendar includes Othello, Love’s Labour’s Lost, All’s Well That Ends Well, and The Comedy of Errors.
Saturday August 2nd was a double feature of All’s Well That Ends Well and The Comedy of Errors in Wallingford. The late sunset and dynamic clouds make it an inexcusable evening to be inside.
Shakespeare in the Park is a Seattle summer tradition. For over 25 years Green Spaces has provided free productions geared towards families and fun. It all began with the Taming of the Shrew in 1989 and this year they complete Shakespeare’s canon with a KABOOM!The simple yet celebrate setting at Wallingford Playfield
As part of the Backyard Bard performances All’s Well and Comedy use a simple cloth backdrop and clever costumes that four actors shift through with the familiarity of a routine. The audience is a range of ages, especially for these condense 45 minute shows. Folding chairs, rocks, blankets, and bare grass are the priceless theater seats.
This performance was worth wandering to Wallingford! For the remaining Shakespeare in the Park shows check out the Summer Performance Schedule.