The West Michigan-based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will make its first appearance at the Saugatuck Expo on June 28-30, with a full weekend of Shakespeare performances.
Saugatuck Expo is a month-long celebration of the arts, presented by the Saugatuck/Douglas Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.
Pigeon Creek will present several short programs of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, designed to give audiences an exciting introduction to Shakespeare’s works.
The programs include “What Mighty Magic,” which explores the theme of magic in such plays as “Macbeth” and “The Tempest”; “Shakespeare 101,” which introduces audiences to the history behind Shakespeare’s plays through performance; and “Midsummer
Madness,” a shortened version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” These performances will take place on June 28, 29, and 30, and are free to the public. Performance times and venues are listed below.
On June 29 at 7 p.m., Pigeon Creek will present Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at Coghlin Park in downtown Saugatuck. The park will open at 6 p.m. and there will be kids’ crafts and entertainment, as well as food and drink to purchase on site. The performance is also free to the public. The classic Shakespearean tragedy follows the
story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, who fall in love in spite of the long-standing feud between their families.
“We are thrilled about this new partnership to bring Shakespeare to Saugatuck and Douglas audiences,” said Katherine Mayberry, Pigeon Creek executive director. “Shakespeare in the park is a summer tradition in many communities throughout the country, and will be an exciting experience for our actors.”
All Saugatuck Expo Shakespeare performances are listed below. All performances are free.
For further information, call the Saugatuck/Douglas Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, (269) 857-1701, or visit the website https://saugatuck.com/expo/.
“What Mighty Magic” June 28 at 8 p.m. Saugatuck Women’s Club, 303 Butler Street in Saugatuck.
“Shakespeare 101” June 29 at Noon Saugatuck Women’s Club, 303 Butler Street in Saugatuck.
“Romeo and Juliet” June 29 at 7 p.m. (Park opens at 6 p.m.) Coghlin Park, 303 Culver Street in Saugatuck.
“Midsummer Madness” June 30 at Noon Saugatuck/Douglas History Center, Old School House, 130 Center Street in Douglas