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A Late Summer Night’s Stroll

Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream
Aug 12 — Sep 6, 2020
Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park

A free outdoor walking experience in Forest Park.

Shakespeare in the Park like never before. An 80-minute jaunt full of poetry, music and art. Loosely inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “A Late Summer Night’s Stroll” puts you at the center of the story: four lovers’ escape to an enchanted wood and the magical night of transformation that follows. A socially-distant self-guided tour of iconic spots and hidden gems, featuring custom installations, open-air performances and charming vignettes.

Map & Audio Companion

Brush up on A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the annual cartoon version.

Archival audio descriptions for the walk by Mind’s Eye Radio.

Audio Description


PaintedBlack STL Arch Designs by:

Eugenia Alexander (2), Brilynn Asia (7),  Tiélere Cheatem (4), Ryean Clark (9), N’Dea ‘Ori Tala’ Collins-Whitfield (10), Taylor Deed (11), Jessie Donovan (1), Dee Drenning (14), Tyler Harris (8), Kyla Hawkins (5), Nicholaus Lawery (3), Brock Seals (13), LaShawnda Smith (12) and Sherelle Speed (6).

With Performances by:

Shakespeare Squadron (Cass Goldring, Lauren Keeley, Noah May, Archer McGrosso, Elena Parietti, & Jude Reed), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Leann Schuering & Gina Malone), Poor Monsters (Keating  & Alicen Moser), The Black Rep (Brian McKinley & Christina Yancy), The Big Muddy Dance Company, Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, Circus Flora/Ten Directions, (Lynn Berg & Audrey Crabtree), Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble (Rachel Tibbets, Ellie Schwetye, Eleanor Humphrey, Taleesha Caturah, & Rae Davis), Jazz St. Louis (Benjamin Paille, Kendrick Smith, Bernard Taylor & Micah Walker), The Improv Shop (Mo Burns), Preparatory Program of the Community Music School of Webster University (Ruth Christopher), St. Louis Shakespeare Festival (Britteny Henry, Mary Heyl, Carl Overly Jr., & Michael Tran).

Leadership support for 2020’s Shakespeare in the Park programming is provided by

The Whitaker Foundation, Emerson,  Edward Jones, The Bellwether Foundation, Enterprise Holdings Foundations, The Strive Fund, the Missouri Arts Council, The Trio Foundation of St. Louis, Buckingham Asset Management,  Ken and Nancy Kranzberg, Anders CPAs + Advisors, Ameren, the Regional Arts Commission, Commerce Bank, The Gatesworth & McKnight Place Extended Care, Jill Butler/RedKey Realty Leaders with additional support from Sandra Mesker, Straub’s, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis Philanthropic Organization, Saint Louis University and Staenberg Family Foundation.

Artists & Performers