The Scranton Shakespeare Festival has revealed which shows it will present this summer.
The festival shared details about four of the season’s productions on its Instagram page Friday. The season lineup will include: “The Wizard of Oz,” directed by Colin Holmes, a longtime festival participant and speech/drama teacher at Scranton Preparatory School; Shakespeare’s Henry IV (Parts 1 and 2 combined), presented by the returning Emma Rosa Went; an immersive production of “The (Real) Merry Wives of Windsor,” directed by festival founder, artistic director and Scranton native Michael Bradshaw Flynn; and “We Will Rock You,” featuring the music of Queen directed by British actress and longtime festival member Billie Aken Tyers.
The festival’s Facebook page also notes the lineup will include the Tony-winning play “The Humans,” written by Scranton native Stephen Karam.
The festival will run weekends from June 25 through Aug 2 with shows taking place in the Royal Theatre at the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts, University of Scranton; Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave.; and Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave.
Founded in 2012, the free festival traditionally presents a mixture of Shakespearean works and more recent plays and musicals. For more information, visit scrantonshakes.com.
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