Shakespeare's quote “all the world's a stage” took on a life of its own when theater troupes began performing while skydiving, spelunking, and taking the LSAT exam. Reserve a corner of the world's stage in the great outdoors with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two season passes to the summer season of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park at Myriad Botanical Gardens' Water Stage (a $70 value).
For 27 years, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park has entertained patrons of al fresco drama with works by the Bard and other noted playwrights. This year's summer season returns to the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens' Water Stage with two productions by William Shakespeare and one by Anton Chekhov. Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor kicks off the season with a jovial love triangle set in Elizabethan middle-class society (June 16–July 9). Written in 1895, Chekhov's The Seagull inundates audiences with the romantic and artistic conflicts of four diverse main characters conveyed through melodramatic subtext and semaphore arm movements (July 14–30). A Midsummer Night's Dream closes out the season with the classic comedic tale that intertwines the lives of mischievous fairies, stern parents, and young couples in love (August 4–September 3).
Performances take place at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during each show's run. The season pass affords subscribers the opportunity to see all of the shows in the summer season as many times as they wish, allowing astute theater-goers to lip synch along with every soliloquy and present actors with a differently themed fruit basket after each performance.
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