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Soccer in St. Louis

Shakespeare the Streets

Written by Ben Hochman
Directed by Adam Flores
Based on Shakespeare's The Henriad
Sep 14 — Sep 16, 2023
Downtown St. Louis

Shakespeare in the Streets will step outside its traditional neighborhood setting to celebrate the uniting force of soccer in the region and across the globe. Written by Ben Hochman, award-winning St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist, this world premiere play  “Shakespeare in the Streets: Soccer in St. Louis” (w.t) will take local stories and weave them into a brand new adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Henriad. 

The three-night celebration will take place on Olive Street near the intersection of 22nd in Downtown St. Louis on September 14, 15 and 16. The Festival has opened up its story collection to members of the public and seeks memories from all across the region at all levels of play or fans of the sport.


  • Audio descriptions by Mind’s Eye Radio will be available on Friday, September 15.
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  • leaving a voicemail at 314-433-5438
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22nd and Olive Street.

2200 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

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