Shakespeare in Love

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Presented by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival at Southmoreland Park, Kansas City MO

Jun 11 2019
Jul 07 2019
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Shakespeare in Love for our 27th season | June 11 – July 7, 2019 | Tuesday – Sunday / No show July 4. Show Monday, July 1. | Southmoreland Park |Gates open at 6 pm|Performance at 8 pm

Shakespeare in Love makes its KC premiere on the Festival stage! Mark your calendars June 11 – July 7, 2019 and join us in the park for another summer of FREE professional theatre. Shows start at 8:00 pm. The cast, including Festival alums John Rensenhouse, Jan Rogge, Matt Rapport, Matt Schwader, Cinnamon Schultz, Justin Barron, Hillary Clemens, and Bruce Roach return this summer for an EXPANDED season, which allows even MORE opportunity for our community to experience Shakespeare and works

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Open & Free 
The Festival stage is situated at the base of a sloping hill in Southmoreland Park. Admission to the Festival is FREE.

Open seating on the hill is on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are designated areas for blankets and for lawn chairs.

Beach chairs are allowed in the blanket area as long as the chair seat rests on the ground.

The gates open at 6:00 p.m. nightly. At that time any waiting audience members will be allowed into their reserved seats or to select their non-reserved blanket spot or chair seating area. We appreciate everyone’s consideration in arranging their seating so that everyone can see the stage.

Chair Rental: If you do not bring your own lawn chairs, plastic chairs are available for rental in the merchandise tent for $10 per chair per evening.

Accessible Seating: Accessible seating is available nightly. Please speak with the reserved seating coordinator in front of the stage or with any Festival staff member for assistance.

There is a reserved seating section down front close to the stage and reserved seats can be purchased for $25 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and for $35 on Friday and Saturday. Reservations for the 2019 season will be taken after May 15, 2019. 

We recommend that seat reservations be made in advance of the performance. Please refer to our website to make an online reservation or call (816) 531-7728 during business hours and our staff will take your reservation by phone with a credit card.

To reserve after business hours, you may always refer to our website to make an online reservation or go directly to Southmoreland Park and pay for reserved chairs or blanket seating as long as they remain available. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

If you are a Good Will Society member, you receive complimentary reserved seats as part of your member benefit package. Call (816) 531-7728 after May 15 to set up your reservation for your chosen performance date.

Once you arrive at the Festival, you may go directly to the reserved seating section and a volunteer will direct you to your seat.

Reserved Blanket Seating: There are a limited number of reserved blanket spaces right in front of the stage, available for $25 per blanket on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and $35 per blanket on Friday and Saturday. Given the limited space, we recommend that you plan for three people per blanket.

Contact: 816.531.7728


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Additional time info:


6:00 p.m. – Gates open. Food and drink available from Festival vendors through intermission.

6:30 p.m. – Pre-show Parody performed by Team Shakespeare

7:00 p.m. – Show Talk

7:15 p.m. – Pre-show Parody performed by Team Shakespeare

8:00 p.m. – Shakespeare in Love performance

Concerned about the forecast? 
The show must go on — and will, unless conditions are unsafe for the company and our audience members. Should the decision be made to delay or cancel a performance because of weather conditions, a notice will be posted on the Festival’s Facebook and Twitter pages and an announcement will be made in the park. This decision is made as close to show time (8:00 p.m.) as possible, so we won’t announce a cancellation during normal business hours. If it’s sprinkling, plan on bringing a rain coat to the park!

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Shakespeare in Love 2019


Southmoreland Park

4600 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64111

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    • Low Vision
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Signed Performances for Shakespeare in Love will be offered. The dates are TBD.

Assistance Animals are allowed at the Festival. Please speak with the reserved seating coordinator in front of the

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