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Cromulent Shakespeare Company performs free theatre in parks throughout the Twin Cities annually during the month of June. See the Family Fun Calendar for dates and times each June. The public is invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs and a picnic to enjoy a little Shakespeare. They work to choose the best park accommodations for their audiences. All performances are weather-dependent, however, shows will not be cancelled unless weather conditions are dangerous.
If you are interested in exploring Shakespeare a little further with your kids, the Folger Shakespeare Library has material you can use.
Cromulent Shakespeare 2019
In 2019, Cromulent will perform The Tempest. The play runs approximately 90 minutes. Come early for the pre-show.
Cromulent Shakespeare 2019 Performance Schedule:
All performances are free unless otherwise noted.
- Sat. 1, 7 pm - Lyndale Park Rose Garden; 4124 Roseway Road, Mpls 55409
- Sun. 2, 2 pm - Augsburg Park; 7000 Nicollet Ave S Richfield
- Fri. 7, 7 pm - Highland Park; 1200 Montreal Ave. St. Paul (along Montreal in sight of parking lot)
- Sat. 8, 7 pm - Veterans Park; 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield
- Sun. 9, 2 pm - Lake Nokomis Park; 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy, Mpls (west of the community center)
- Fri. 14, 7 pm - Merriam Park; 2000 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul (Wilder St. at Merriam Ln)
- Sat. 15, 7 pm - Powderhorn Park; 3400 15th Ave. S, Mpls (along 35th St. near 14th Ave.
- Sun. 16, 2 pm - Minnehaha Regional Park; 4801 S Minnehaha Dr., Mpls (across the bridge from the main pavilion in front of the arbor...NOT on the stage near the pavilion)
- Fri. 21, 7 pm - Richfield Bandshell; 6700 Portland Ave, Richfield
- Sat. 22, 7 pm - Historic Como Streetcar Station; 1224 N Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul
- Sun. 23, 2 pm - Lakefront Park Bandshell; 5000 Kop Pkwy, Prior Lake
- Fri. 28, 7 pm - Iris Park; 1884 University Ave. W., St. Paul
- Sat. 29, 7 pm - Wood Lake Nature Center; 6710 Lake Shore Dr., Richfield (on the wooded stage)
- Sun. 30, 2 pm - Indian Mounds Regional Park; 10 Mounds Blvd., St. Paul (near Earl St. & E Thorn St.)
Study Ahead for The Tempest
If you are a Study-Ahead Type of Family, you can find child-friendly books to help prepare. We found Shakespeare's The Tempest for Kids through our Amazon affiliate program. We recommend checking the library as well, but if you purchase through our link, we receive a commission on the sale. Mystie at Simply Convivial offers more ideas for making the most of the experience, and this link also offers study materials.