Sunday, August 25, 2019

Texas Creative Arts Academy presents First Annual Shakespeare in the Square

Texas Creative Arts Academy will present an all-teen production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the first-ever Shakespeare in the Square event in the Southlake Town Square on Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

With City of Southlake support, TCAA’s production of one of Shakepeare’s best-known comedies will be presented FREE to the community in the Southlake Town Square gazebo.

“We want the entire community to come out, support our youth in live theatre, and enjoy an evening under the stars,” remarks Donna Park, Executive Director of Texas Creative Arts Academy.  “The uniqueness of this particular event is that the show is comprised entirely of youth and teens. It’s our organization’s mission to educate and create performance opportunities for our youth and we are thrilled to be able to perform in this outdoor venue. The City has been extremely enthusiastic and helpful making it come to life.”

Michael Johnson, a Shakespeare Dallas actor, is the director. This year’s Shakespeare in the Square will take place on Saturday, June 30 beginning at 7 p.m. The “gates” will open at 7 p.m. with a pre-show of entertainment. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will begin at 8 p.m. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged and recommended.

“Our hope is to have this become an annual event for the City of Southlake, and help raise arts awareness community-wide,” said Park.

While admission to the event is free to the public, an event like this takes sponsor dollars to make it happen. TCAA is still looking for local businesses to help support this community arts event. If you are willing to help or know someone who is, please contact Donna Park at 972.304.0160 or donna@texascreativeartsacademy.com.