July 9, 2012

Shakespeare returns to the Meadow at Evergreen Museum

Shakespeare returns to the Meadow at Evergreen Museum & Library this summer, when The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents two of the Bard’s works in a monthlong series of performances that begins on Friday, July 20.

Love’s Labour’s Lost is directed by the troupe’s artistic director, Tom Delise, who promises “crackling dialogue that goes off like firecrackers” and a “plethora of bawdy humor” in this play about four lords who swear off love only to meet their match in four feisty ladies. The performances are July 20 to 22, July 27 to 29 and Aug. 5.

Taming of the Shrew is directed by the company’s managing director, Kelly Dowling. “The unique feature of our production is the use of the Prologue,” Dowling says. “Most people are not even aware it exists, and it puts the events of the play in a completely different light.” Performances are Aug. 3, 10 to 12 and 17 to 19.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday’s at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 4, Marathon in the Meadow offers Love’s Labour at 2 p.m. and Shrew at 7:30. The grounds open two hours earlier for picnicking.

For tickets and more details, go to theshakespearefactory.com.