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TSC and Shelby Farms Park Pilot Season a Success

In 2011 Tennessee Shakespeare Company entered into a five-year Agreement with Shelby Farms Park Conservancy to preserve, pilot, and produce a professional, outdoor “Shakespeare in the Park” series. 

During the summer of 2011, TSC, with the tremendous support and partnership of SFPC, renovated the outdoor Wooden O Amphitheatre in the north section of the park. 

TSC produced two large Shakespeare productions of Macbeth in the fall and The Tempest in the spring of 2012.  Both productions were artistic, box office, and popular successes.

 

 

This pilot season having proved that a “Shakespeare in the Park” series could flourish and provide for a uniquely positive partnership between the two organizations, the current tasks include field surveys and cost analyses for bringing basic infrastructure needs to the site.  The amphitheatre currently is without power and water.

Once this research is concluded and a cost estimate is established, the organizations will discuss how best to raise the needed funds to continue with the series.

In the meantime, TSC looks forward to returning to Shelby Farms Park and partnering with the extraordinary staff of the Conservancy.  Other local groups may continue using the space.  Rental information is available through Kate Phillips at SFPC (shelbyfarmspark.org).

 

All of our proceeds from our Seventh Annual Gala and Auction go towards our educational and artistic programming. These vital programs help students discover their authentic selves while heightening their academic success.

Past donors include
  • Germantown Performing Arts Center
  • The Pink Palace Museum
  • The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • The Brooks Museum
  • Folk’s Folly
  • Jim’s Place Grille
  • The Butcher Shop
  • Seasons 52
  • And many more!
 
Donors for our 2016 Gala and Auction to date include
  • The Orpheum
  • Malco Theaters
  • Theatre Memphis
  • Playhouse on the Square
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • Ballet Memphis
  • Memphis Botanic Gardens
  • The Buckman Performing Arts Center
  • The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • The Booksellers at Laurelwood
  • Bounty on Broad
  • Flemings
  • Babalu Tapas & Tacos
  • The Half Shell
  • Opera Memphis