Final Week of 2012 Riverside Theatre in the Park PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Thursday, 05 July 2012 06:52

Iowa City, IA – Riverside Theatre in the Park is entering the final week of its 2012 summer season with 5 more performances of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice. The 17-performance summer season opened on June 15 and will close July 8.


As You Like It by William Shakespeare and directed by Theodore Swetz will be performed this Thursday, July 5 at 8 p.m., Friday, July 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 8 at 7 p.m. In one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies our heroine and hero flee an oppressive court for the beautiful and healing Forest of Arden.

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare and directed by Kristin Horton will be performed tonight, Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. One of Shakespeare's less frequently produced plays, The Merchant of Venice introduces characters rich in complexity, humor and, most of all, flaws.

Post-performance Talkbacks will be held after both performances of The Merchant of Venice.

Don't miss your last chance of the summer to escape with an evening of live theatre under the stars at Riverside Theatre in the Park!

Tickets, reviews, photos, videos and more information on the plays is available at, or call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672 to order tickets.

Performances take place outdoors at the Festival Stage in Iowa City’s Lower City Park.

Tickets range from $17-$39. To purchase tickets, call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672 or order online at Tickets can also be purchased at the Festival Stage Box Office starting 90 minutes before each performance.




Final Week Performance Calendar:

Tuesday, July 3 – The Merchant of Venice, 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 5 – As You Like It, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 6 – As You Like It, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 7 – The Merchant of Venice, 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 8 – As You Like It, 7 p.m.
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