Final Week:

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Shepard Sobel (Love's Labors Lost) and Peter Shea Kierst (Romeo & Juliet)

Welcome to the inaugural year of The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival, a professional-caliber Shakespeare festival of true excellence for all New Mexicans to participate in and be proud of.

All performances take place at The New Mexico Veteran's Memorial Park at 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

Admission is FREE. Reservation or sign-up is not required. Free, well-lit parking is plentiful. Bench seating is provided and patrons are encouraged to bring cushions, lawn chairs, or blankets. Picnicking on the grounds before the performances is welcome and food trucks will offer Albuquerque cuisine for sale.

Performances run Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 pm. This year's productions are:

Love's Labor's Lost
Directed by Shepard Sobel
June 8, 14, 16, 20, 22, 28, 30

Romeo & Juliet
Directed by Peter Shea Kierst
June 7, 9, 13, 15, 21, 23, 27, 29

For more information, please see the official New Mexico Shakespeare Festival website at newmexicoshakespearefest.org

June 7-30, 2019. Thu-Sun 7:30pm.

Tickets: FREE.

Final Week:

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Shepard Sobel (Love's Labors Lost) and Peter Shea Kierst (Romeo & Juliet)

Welcome to the inaugural year of The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival, a professional-caliber Shakespeare festival of true excellence for all New Mexicans to participate in and be proud of.

All performances take place at The New Mexico Veteran's Memorial Park at 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

Admission is FREE. Reservation or sign-up is not required. Free, well-lit parking is plentiful. Bench seating is provided and patrons are encouraged to bring cushions, lawn chairs, or blankets. Picnicking on the grounds before the performances is welcome and food trucks will offer Albuquerque cuisine for sale.

Performances run Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 pm. This year's productions are:

Love's Labor's Lost
Directed by Shepard Sobel
June 8, 14, 16, 20, 22, 28, 30

Romeo & Juliet
Directed by Peter Shea Kierst
June 7, 9, 13, 15, 21, 23, 27, 29

For more information, please see the official New Mexico Shakespeare Festival website at newmexicoshakespearefest.org

June 7-30, 2019. Thu-Sun 7:30pm.

Tickets: FREE.

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Reviews for Love's Labor's Lost

Posted: June 18, 2019.

"Director Shephard Sobel has done an especially nice job getting his actors to articulate both the sense and the musicality of the language..."
-Matthew Yde, Albuquerque Journal

"It is very refreshing to see this four centuries old play in relative timelessness. The cast is wonderful... costuming...Props, sound, and light design... are uniformly excellent...."
-Carla Cafolla, Talkin' Broadway Regional Reviews

Announcing the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

Posted: December 13, 2018.

For five years, The Vortex's annual Shakespeare festival has been "Shakespeare on the Plaza" and for four years before that it was "Will Power." Welcome to the next, and best, phase: The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival.

Announcement from Peter Kierst, the Artistic Director of The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival


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