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Riverside's Summer 2018

April 24, 2018 - 3:08 PM


Riverside Theatre will be back at the Lower City Park with Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Sean Lewis!

Set in the backlots of MGM Movie Studios right after World War 2, love and frivolity are in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina. Traveling with him is Claudio, who wants to marry Leonato’s daughter Hero. Meanwhile, Claudio’s friend Benedick and Leonato’s lively niece Beatrice (think Liz Taylor and Richard Burton) hide their mutual attraction behind a volley of witty insults. But their world is shattered when Claudio, influenced by a scheming malcontent, levels a shocking accusation at Hero. A linguistically challenged security guard and his sidekicks uncover the plot, casting a beam of hopefulness in this tempestuous landscape of love.

Much Ado About Nothing will be performed on the following dates at 7:30pm. This event is free and there is no ticket required.

Friday, June 15
Saturday, June 16 
Sunday, June 17
Thursday, June 21
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24

We will continue our summer season at out Gilbert St. theatre with Patrick Barlow's The 39 Steps.

Who should you trust? Who cares, when it’s this fun!

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat features over 150 zany characters played by a talented four-person cast and is packed with nonstop laughs, complete with an on-stage plane crash, missing fingers, and, of course, some good old-fashioned romance. This unforgettable play is pure entertainment, with a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft.

The 39 Steps will be performed at our Gilbert St. theatre on following dates. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Friday, June 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 30 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 1 at 2pm

Thursday, July 5 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 6 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 7 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 8 at 2pm

Thursday, July 12 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 14 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 15 at 2pm

Thursday, July 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 22 at 2pm

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