The Garfield Shakespeare Company

"The People's Shakespeare" in beautiful Garfield Park

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The Garfield Shakespeare Company has recently become a 501(c)3 public charity, which means that donations to the company are tax deductible. For more information on how to donate, please contact us. Any donations and other correspondence may be sent to:

Garfield Shakespeare Company
P.O. Box 33552
Indianapolis, IN 46203


What are we up to?

Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Joseph Cook

Shakespeare's classic love story will return to the stage of Garfield Park in 2016. IWilliam Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly, and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair. The tragic love story is one of The Bard's most popular pieces.

Performance Dates: 

August 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th - 8:00pm

September 2nd and 3rd - 8:00pm

Additional Performance:

September 24th - Abridged version performed at Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire 


Twelfth Night
Directed by Chris Burton

A shipwreck. Twins marooned and separated. A lovesick Duke. A Countess. Unrequited love. A clever disguise. Feasts, revels, and practical jokes. Twelfth Night, a raucus, music-filled comedy romps through the magical land of Illyria with all of these and more. Will the twins be reunited? Will the Duke find love? Will the drunken knights wake the entire castle in their revels? Find out in Garfield Shakespeare Company's production of Twelfth Night at Bard Fest 2016!

Performance Address:  15 1st Ave NE, Carmel, IN 46032

**Tickets: TBA

Performance Dates:

Friday, October 14th at 8:00PM

Sunday, October 16th at 3:00PM

Thursday, October 20th at 8:00PM

Saturday, October 22nd at 3:00PM

*MOSH PIT - Saturday, October 29th at 2PM

Sunday, October 30th at 8:00PM

*Bard Fest's Mosh Pit will include discounted ticket prices for all three shows, which will be performing on the same day.

**Because Twelfth Night will be performed in conjunction with Bard Fest in Carmel, IN, the performances will have a charge.


The Waverly Gallery
By Kenneth Lonngergan
Directed by Chris Burton

A powerfully poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother's final battle against Alzheimer's disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.

Auditions will take place in the Garfield Park Arts Center in Indianapolis, IN on

Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30PM & Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30PM.

Please have a monologue prepared for auditions, and be prepared to read from the script.


Come see us at Garfield Park!


The MacAllister Amphitheater offers regular seating, bench seating and lawn seating. Enjoy the show under the stars!

The Garfield Parks Art Center is the indoor venue. This beautiful space offers a wonderful backdrop for our shows!

Call 317-327-7135 for more information.

No pets or alcohol per park policy.

The amphitheater and the Garfield Park Arts Center are smoke-free facilities


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