JUPITER, Fla. (June 23, 2023) The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival invites everyone to join them for the decades-long summertime tradition with the opening of Shakespeare by the Sea XXXIII production of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” The free, outdoor performance is presented in cultural partnership with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation on July 6 – 9 and July 13 – 16 at the Seabreeze Amphitheatre in Carlin Park, Jupiter. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8 p.m. each evening. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
Featuring a lively, Mardi Gras setting, “Measure for Measure” opens as vice is running rampant in the city. The Duke has set off on mysterious business, leaving the affairs of state to his trusted minister, Angelo, with instructions to enforce discipline as he sees fit. Quickly, Angelo takes that enforcement to extremes, and when young Claudio is arrested it falls to Claudio’s friend Lucio to send help in the form of young novice, Isabella. When the price of Angelo’s freedom is not what Isabella is willing to pay, the Duke comes up with a plan to save Claudio while revealing Angelo’s hypocrisy.
The Shakespeare by the Sea XXXIII production of “Measure for Measure” takes place July 6- 9 and 13 – 16 at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, located at 750 South, Florida A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.
The encore, Shakespeare by the Palms III production of “Measure for Measure,” presented by The Village of Royal Palm Beach, takes place July 20 – 23 at the Commons Park Amphitheater located at 11600 Poinciana Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-show entertainment on select nights from the Society for Creative Anachronism’s Shire of Sea March. Performances start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. with a 15-minute intermission. Visitors are invited to bring a beach chair, blanket, and picnic basket. The gourmet, Cajun Mr. Shrimp’s Food Truck will be on-site for purchases. Admission to the Festival is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Shakespeare by the Sea XXXIII is a co-production of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Inc. and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation. Grant funding is provided by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Publix Supermarket Charities, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County through the Board of County Commissioners. Shakespeare by the Palms III is presented by The Village of Royal Palm Beach. Additional sponsors include Gary and Katherine Parr, Frank Cona and Lisa Calberg, an anonymous donor and Braman Motors. In-kind sponsors include The Benjamin School, Florida Weekly, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Ideal Nutrition.
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