Shakespeare Royal Oak

Starr Jaycee Park

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In a Nutshell

Outdoor productions of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy and a witty retelling of his oeuvre

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Starr Jaycee Park. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Water Works Theatre Company, Inc.'s current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to a Shakespeare Royal Oak production
  • When: select dates, July 31–August 6
  • Where: outdoors at Starr Jaycee Park
  • Section: general admission. Bleacher seating is first-come, first-served; attendees are welcome to bring blankets or chairs to sit on the lawn.
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Ticketing Options

  • $12 to see Hamlet (up to $21.69 value). The play lasts approximately two-and-a-half hours with an intermission.
  • $6 to see The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], Shakespeare Royal Oak’s Daylight Show (up to $11.34 value). The play lasts approximately 90 minutes with an intermission.


“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” So begins Hamlet, one of the Bard’s most iconic works and an undisputed literary classic. The king is dead, but his ghost haunts Elsinore as long as his murderous brother Claudius sits on the royal throne and sleeps in the royal bed. And all the while, the deceased monarch’s son Hamlet stews as he plots bloody revenge on his treacherous uncle. To satisfy his wrath, he’ll do anything—feign madness, betray his friends, and soliloquize to a stubbornly silent skull—even if his drive for vengeance means certain disaster for everyone around him.

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] shatters any preconceptions about the dryness of Shakespeare by zipping through all 37 of the bard’s plays in 90 minutes, playfully reducing complex plots to their constituent parts. The pared down storytelling simultaneously reveals the archetypal resonances between the works while humorously making light of the prolific playwright’s commonly recycled plot elements such as mistaken identity, dramatic last-act deaths, and tyrannical kings who forced their courts to rhyme in every sentence. The three-person cast engages patrons with high-energy interaction, tearing down the fourth wall with gleeful abandon to talk to audiences and pull showgoers into their madcap scenes.

Shakespeare Royal Oak

Shakespeare penned the immortal line “All the world’s a stage.” Shakespeare Royal Oak takes it literally. In tribute to the Bard, the ensemble performs engaging new productions of his famed, lyrical works in a theater of earth, trees, and sky. And the experience isn’t just for Elizabethan scholars or displaced time-travelers—Shakespeare Royal Oak also offers performance training for children from first to eighth grade, and hosts summer camps that give high-schoolers the chance to create their own Shakespeare-inspired works.

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    Starr Jaycee Park

    1301 W 13 Mile Rd.

    Royal Oak, MI 48073


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