Shakespeare in the Park (Boarding House), Aug. 29–Free

Don’t miss Lowell’s own Shakespeare in the Park experience this Sunday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m., when the New England Shakespeare Festival brings its populist brand of the Bard’s work to Boarding House Park on French Street. The play is “Twelfth Night,” originally titled “Twelfe Night or What You Will,” a “madcap comedy of music and revelry, mistaken identity, outlandish characters, and the ‘verie Midsommer madnesse’ of love.”

Thanks to a collaboration between the Lowell Summer Music Series and the Moses Greeley Parker Lectures, this performance is free for all. One thing you’ll notice with this troupe is that the players carry their lines in their hands on rolled up pieces of paper. That’s a historical reference. Think about where the term “role” came from for the actor’s part in a play. Role…roll.

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Web photo courtesy of New England Shakespeare Festival