TU sponsors Tulsa Shakespeare in the Park

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer series to feature Much Ado About Nothing

The University of Tulsa is partnering with SummerStage Tulsa and several other individuals and organizations to sponsor Tulsa Shakespeare in the Park on the Guthrie Green, June 11-16.

This year’s series will feature six free nights of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on the Guthrie Green stage in the Brady Arts District, 111 E. Brady St. Susan Barrett, chair of the TU Department of Theatre, said the performances are an opportunity to introduce theater to the area and promote its accessibility.

“This is a free gift to Tulsa that extends our university theater season into the summer,” she said. “The series will allow us to expose our students to professional shows and professional actors while bringing a stronger theater presence to the Tulsa community.”

Unless otherwise noted below, all performances begin at 8:30 p.m. preceded by a 7:30 preshow that will include live music and swing dancing from Portico Dans Theatre. The series will feature the following events and activities.

Tuesday, June 11 – Food Truck Night
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., food will be available from Mr. Nice Guys, Andolini’s, SMOKE, The Dog House and more.

Wednesday, June 12 – Turn Shakespeare Pink
In partnership with Turn Tulsa Pink, the audience is encouraged to wear pink and support this local charity.

Thursday, June 13 – Ford Car Show
No preshow. Curtain at 9 p.m. to accommodate the muscle car show and awards.

Friday, June 14 – Brady Art District Business Appreciation Night

Saturday, June 15 – Family Night
Children’s activities begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 16 – Closing Night

The series is free and open to the public. For more information about Shakespeare in the Park, please call the TU Department of Theatre at 918-631-2566.


  • American Residential Group
  • Bank of Oklahoma
  • Brady Arts District Council
  • Carolyn and Michael Gillespie
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation
  • Tulsa Community Foundation
  • Vanguard Companies – Steve Wright
  • Wallace Engineering
  • Wynn and Bette Wozobski

Gail Ellis