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Actors’ Theatre of Columbus Unveils Enchanting 2024 Summer Season: Telling Tales

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus (ATC) is back with a spectacular 2024 lineup.

Once again, you’ll be able to spread out a blanket under the stars at Schiller Park for a series of performances by ATC.

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus (ATC) is set to captivate audiences once again with its dazzling 2024 lineup, promising a summer of enchantment under the stars at Schiller Park. The renowned theater company recently unveiled its upcoming outdoor season, “Telling Tales,” dedicated to celebrating the stories that define our shared humanity.

The season kicks off with Lucy Kirkwood’s magical reinterpretation of the classic tale, “Beauty & the Beast.”

Directed by Philip J. Hickman, the production promises a fresh spin on the timeless narrative, blending fairy tale romance, comedy, and enchantment. The wickedly charismatic Man in Pink takes center stage, casting a spell over Beauty, her cursed Beast, and a single red rose. This is a version unlike any told by a certain mouse, promising a unique and captivating experience.

Following in the lineup is Douglas Lyons’ Broadway hit, “Chicken & Biscuits,” directed by Alan Tyson.

This hilarious family comedy unfolds during a funeral, as two sisters bid farewell to their father. Amidst the laughs, family secrets are unveiled, and the younger generation grapples with emerging identities. “Chicken & Biscuits” is a heartwarming and joyous show, perfect for a picnic at the park.

Shakespeare enthusiasts are in for a treat with “Twelfth Night,” directed by Nina Martin and Rowan Winterwood.

This wild comedy of mistaken identity, lovesick servants, and humorous revenge plots will unfold under the summer sky. The Bard’s classic promises a delightful evening filled with laughter, romance, and theatrical brilliance.

Closing the season is Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s “An Iliad,” directed by Cat McAlpine.

This riveting retelling of Homer’s epic explores the cycles of violence and the power of changing narratives. Told by multiple poets and muses, “An Iliad” blends ancient and modern storytelling to delve into the core of humanity and our collective hope for a better tomorrow.

All performances take place at the Schiller Park Amphitheatre at 8 pm. What makes these shows even more extraordinary is that they are offered for free,though donations are encouraged and vital to the continued success of Actors’ Theatre.

For those who prefer a guaranteed seat, reservations for chairs, blankets, or loungers are available in advance. Memberships with Actors’ Theatre are also available by clicking here.

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