It all began...
...when two people met. Dave Stapleton, who worked for a Batavia newspaper, and Julane Sullivan, who owned All Dressed Up Costumes. Their businesses shared and entrance door, and the two quickly became friends. Julane shared one of her favorite theatre experiences, that of classic comedy being performed outdoors, and how she would love to bring that experience to Batavia.
They approached the newly formed Batavia Mainstreet about using an underutilized park in the heart of downtown, and Shakespeare on Clark was born.
For the past 13 years, Shakespearean comedies have continued to delight audiences who have crossing over the bridges from either side of the river, with lawn chairs and blankets and their picnic dinners, to enjoy an early evening amusement.
And let you not think the subject matter is droll and hard to understand. When produced with a light hand; it is funny, fast paced and totally understandable, bringing hearty laughter to everyone in the audience.
RETURN TO SHAKESPEARE ON CLARK
1999 - A Midsummer Night's Dream
2000 - Much Ado About Nothing
2003 - As You Like It
2006 - Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
2007 - Taming of the Shrew
2008 - Romeo and Juliet
2009 - A Midsummer Night's Dream
2010 - Twelfth Night
2011 - The Merry Wives of Windsor
2012 - Taming of the Shrew
2013 - Comedy of Errors