Harrisburg Shakespeare Company
Harrisburg Shakespeare Company (HSC) has been providing a unique and widely praised cultural resource to the Central PA community since 1994. HSC is best known for Free Shakespeare in the Park, which provides critically acclaimed free performances to thousands each summer. HSC produces shows at Gamut Theatre's Select Medical Mainstage and tours a Shakespeare work annually to high schools, middle schools and colleges, in addition to the annual Free Shakespeare in the Park. HSC is the Visiting Resident Theatre Company of Penn State York and host Shakespeare-based Continuing Legal Education programs with the Dauphin County Bar Association. We are internationally recognized as well: Melissa Nicholson, Executive Director, is the Vice President of Shakespeare Theatre Associations, the preeminent Shakespeare Theatre organization; and HSC has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town has been captivating and inspiring audiences for nearly a century. By deliberately chipping away at traditional theatrical devices, this play presents a humorous, touching, and intimate look at American small town life as the Gibbs and the Webb families discover, over time, they are connected in ways they never thought were possible. Through this fresh and engaging interpretation of the text, Our Town once again reminds us that nothing is quite as precious as the present moment.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Doors and bar open one hour prior to performance.
Tickets can be purchased at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (717) 238-4111.
“Something wicked this way comes…” Gamut Theatre, the combined theatre of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, presents its highly acclaimed educational outreach production of Macbeth. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Macbeth follows the rise and fall of a Scottish lord-turned-King, whose ambition turns him into a brutal murderer consumed by the dark arts. The play also explores the concept of fate vs. personal responsibility.
Recommended for ages 12 and up, the production is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational outreach style of combining Shakespeare’s original text with modern “narrations” to bridge the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story. This dynamic show is performed by five highly–talented actors, runs 90 minutes, and features dramatic sword fights, which have become a hallmark of Gamut’s touring Shakespeare productions. Each performance is followed by a talk-back discussion with the audience. Workshops are also available for students to gain a deeper understanding of the play.
A gang of thieves called the Merry Men has taken up residence in England’s Sherwood Forest, led by a dashing and charismatic archer named Robin Hood. They live free of the rules of the noble class, steal only from the wealthy and powerful, and have become heroes to the poor common folk. The outraged nobility demand that the Sheriff of Nottingham catch this elusive rogue by any means necessary. When is it right to break the law, and when do villains become heroes?
This is the ninth annual production of the Young Acting Company, Directed by Melissa Nicholson,The Adventures of Robin Hood, written by Sean Adams, is an original work based on the classic folk tale. This much-beloved tale has been adapted into a full-length play performed by students, ages 6 through 18.
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Doors and bar open one hour prior to performance.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (717) 238-4111.
Join Gamut Theatre Group's Harrisburg Shakespeare Company for the 25th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park held at Reservoir Park in Harrisburg! Admission is FREE. We will be collecting canned good items for Bethesda Mission and encourage you to bring a donation.
Come early with your own blankets or chairs to grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars!
Don’t forget a flashlight to help you get back to your car after the show!
A group of amorous Athenians, fearless fairies, and merry mechanicals head to the woods to experience an unforgettable dream of love, magic, and just the right amount of danger in one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. Returning to the story that started it all 25 years ago, your Gamut Family invites you to bring a blanket, a chair, and some loved ones to Harrisburg’s beautiful Reservoir Park to experience the beauty of Shakespeare under the stars. Nearly 3,000 people see Free Shakespeare in the Park every summer. Come see what all the fuss and fun is about!
Wednesday- Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Reservoir Park, Harrisburg PA
Admission is Free
General Admission $30
Seniors/Military (with ID) $25
Students (with ID) $15
Student Matinee Performances $12