Wichita Shakespeare Company Presents A Taste of Shakespeare

The Wichita Shakespeare Company is proud to present “A Taste of Shakespeare: Celebrating 25 Years of Wichita Shakespeare Company”, directed by Ben Blankley.

The Wichita Shakespeare Company (WSC) closes its 2023 Shakespeare-in-the-Park series with “A Taste of Shakespeare: Celebrating 25 Years of Wichita Shakespeare Company.”

The cast includes Will Vetsch, Kevin Sowers, Shane Goldsmith, Taylor Goldsmith, Joe Adelman, Anna Bohr, Cassie Conley, Holland Kiser, Anna Kraus, Ed Belsan, Rachael Foster, Neal Zoglmann, Jane Tanner, Shepherd Kraus, Antonio Blankley, and Josephine Conley.

Shakespeare-in-the-Park will return to the very popular Riverside, Buffalo, and College Hill Parks for this show.  Parks in Andover, Park City, and Derby will complete the tour.  Additionally, a special inside performance will be held at University Friends Church. All shows will begin at 7:00 pm, with an approximate running time of two hours.  As always, the play is performed free to all audiences but donations are accepted and appreciated.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and, of course, bug spray.

In the event of inclement weather, there will be a message posted at 6 pm on the WSC line (316-655-2017) alerting if the show has been cancelled for that evening.

All performances are FREE to the public.
Donations are gratefully accepted.
All performances begin at 7pm

Friday, September 1 – College Hill Park, Wichita
Saturday, September 2 – Central Riverside Park, Wichita
Sunday, September 3 – Buffalo Park, Wichita
Friday, September 8 – College Hill Park, Wichita
Saturday, September 9 – Hap Mclean Park, Park City
Sunday, September 10 – Andover Central Park
Friday, September 15 – Central Riverside Park, Wichita
Saturday, September 16 – High Park Amphitheater, Derby
Sunday, September 17 – University Friends Church (Inside)

Auditions for Merry Wives of Windsor

Auditions for the September production of “Merry Wives of Windsor” will be Saturday, July 8 from 1-4pm and Saturday, July 9 from 1-4pm (moved for facility availability) at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 6770 E 34th St N, Wichita, KS 67226.

This is a primarily outdoor production, and actors should be prepared for being outdoors in Kansas in late August and September. Rehearsals will be in the month of August.

All roles are available. Cold reads from the script will be used for auditions. I am open to casting new actors, new-to-the-park actors, and roles are open to all genders and ethnicities. There are 18 roles available.

Performances will be Friday through Sunday at 7pm, September 1st through September 17th, 2023.

The abridged script I am using is available at the following link. Edited by Jane Tanner.


Directed by Ben Blankley