The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Ohio Shakespeare Festival

Akron, OH
Professional Theatre

By: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

July 17 - August 9, 2020

Show Description:

It’s back—again, and again! Returning for a fourth installment after three years of sell-out performances, this ever popular Ohio Shakes tradition is perfect if you love Shakespeare, and even better if you hate him.

All 37 play in 97 minutes. Follow three map-cap wo/men in tights as they attempt to tackle all of Shakespeare's plays—frontwards and backwards and inside out (and socially distanced).

Staff and Cast


Ryan Zarecki, James Rankin, and Natalie Steen


7:30pm Wednesday (7/22 only)
7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays (no performance 7/24)
7:30pm Saturdays
7:30pm Sundays

Runtime: 1h 37m (no intermission)



(330) 374-7574

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Content Advisories

All Ages, a few jokes are adult in theme, but there is no explicit language or content

Coronavirus Precautions

For a FULL list of precautionary measures, click HERE.

No on site ticket sales—pre-purchase required. (You can purchase available tickets online right up until the performance begins.)

Smaller audiences spaced 6’ apart (less than 25% of our capacity).

No Greenshow. :(

Port-a-potties to ensure social distancing is possible.

Tram rides only for those who need assistance. 2 at a time on the tram, no exceptions.

Self-check in at box office.

No intermission to prevent queuing at restrooms/concessions.

7:30pm start time.

Staggered exit.

Masked employees; masks for patrons strongly encouraged; masks required while entering and exiting the Festival, but may be removed for eating/drinking and once you are in your seats. Please replace your mask for visits to the restroom or concessions. (Free masks provided for those without masks.)

Signage for best practices and social distancing markers throughout the grounds.

Hand sanitizer available.

House Manager will seat guests/groups individually.

No Preferred or Open seating sections—all tickets $30 for general seating. Limited about of under-18 tickets each night.

No on site merchandise sales.

Digital programs to view on your device.


Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 44303