Performance Photos by Nell Seiler Carroll: SHORT SHAKESPEARE, scenes by Austin Shakespeare, May 15 - 18, 2023

Short Shakespeare: Tempest, Twelfth Night, Midsummer, Hamlet directed by Gwendolyn Kelso. Austin Shakespeare Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella said Short Shakespeare will offer something for everyone. “If you’ve never seen Shakespeare, these four cheerfully adapted plays share their comedic spirit will be a great introduction, especially for families who love to picnic,” she said. “And those who love these works will be amazed by the cleverness devised transformations of these talented actors, musicians and their creative direction which climaxes with dance!”
FREE at Zilker Hillside Theater
Three of the shows were adapted by Emily Lyon for Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre! titled "One-Twelfth Night, Tiny Tempest and Midsummer: Tedious & Brief."

Short Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare
Austin Shakespeare

May 18 - May 21, 2023
Sheffield Hillside Theater in Zilker Park
2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX, 78704

Short Shakespeare will be performed free at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-21 in Zilker Park.

Free of charge; donations accepted.

The audience is encouraged to bring blankets, low chairs, and a picnic to enjoy their evening on the grassy hillside. Some chairs are available. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Zilker Hillside Theater is accessible to all audience members. Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited in all City of Austin parks.