Friday, August 29, 2014

#244: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

St. Louis is one of many cities to have a Shakespeare Festival. The name kind of threw me off, because it is not an actual typical festival. Instead, it is actually a non-profit theater company which, yes, specializes in the plays of William Shakespeare.

  • Since its founding in 2001, the organization has put out a Shakespeare production every year in the summer. In 2014, the group performed Henry IV.
  • The productions are usually done only in the summer. The group also puts out 'Shakespeare in the Streets' in the Fall, as well as Shake 38 in the Spring.
  • The festival is located in Forest Park, near the 'art hill' where there's a place called Shakespeare Glen.
  • The headquarters is housed near 'The Hill', not too far from Hampton Rd.
  • While making its money from donations, the Shakespeare Festival is considered to be the only free professional theater in the St. Louis area.
The headquarters on Elizabeth Ave.

The cake, with of course, a Shakespearean theme:
Top of the cake, which features Shakespeare in many colors

Right side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Left side of the cake
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis on FB
Wikipedia link
Official website

5715 Elizabeth Avenue, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63110
Cake artist: Andy Cross

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