Shakespeare in the Park
Puss in Boots
Friday, August 3
Schiller Park| 1069 Jaeger St
Actors’ Theatre of Columbus is a performing arts theater troupe located in Columbus, Ohio. It was founded in 1982 by Gary and Patricia Ellson, and was initially called Actors’ Summer Theatre. Actors’ Theatre presents plays by William Shakespeare and other time-honored authors with relevance to a contemporary audience. Actors’ performs outdoors from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend at Schiller Park in German Village.
Show begins at 8:00 pm, but it is recommended to arrive a bit earlier to secure a spot in the grass. Closer to the date we will pick a designated meet-up spot and coordinate carpools. Members are welcome to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy during the performance. Dress for the weather and bring a comfy seat.
About Puss in Boots: Puss in Boots, or the Master Cat, is one of the great fairy tales in Western literature. First put to paper by Giovanni Francesco Straparola in the 1550s, Puss in Boots is the story of a talking cat who serves his poor owner by his wits, making his master wealthy, finding him love, and stealing him a kingdom. Ludwig Tieck’s 1797 stage version of the play, first performed in German, is a brilliant amalgam of the fairy tale, children’s theater, and social satire. Rarely performed in the United States, Tieck’s Puss in Boots, a Fairy Tale for Children is a joyous early example of absurdist theater.