Past Seasons

2021: New! Hope Canyon

When Covid-19 closed Shakespeare Royal Oak down last summer, founder Ed Nahhat decided to finish writing the play he’d been drafting for a decade, Hope Canyon. An on-line reading and live talk-back was held on February 27, 2021.

2020: Shakespeare Royal Oak On Hold for 2020 Season

Shakespeare Royal Oak turned 20 in the summer of 2020. Though we could not gather In The Park to celebrate together, our SRO Team collaborated with performers, crew, production staff, and audience members to create special premier messaging and performances to entertain you at our YouTube channel.

2019: Othello and The Tempest

Othello lives for love, passion and pride, but is manipulated by jealousy and revenge. An evening in the park with Othello was the highlight of the summer. With clever staging and direction, our daylight production of The Tempest was a perfect fit for adults and younger audiences.

2018: Much Ado About Nothing and The Comedy of Terrible Errors

Much Ado About Nothing is a hilarious battle of the sexes that turns serious at the original wedding-gone wrong, forcing Benedict to choose between love and loyalty. In The Comedy of Terrible Errors, four unprepared actors desperately need help from the audience to get their version of The Comedy of Errors on its feet.

2017: The Taming of the Shrew and Shakespeare In Love and War

The Taming Of The Shrew is full of empowered, feisty characters. In our version, the taming goes both ways for these lovers, Petruchio and Katherina. Shakespeare in Love and War is another Water Works original, based on the Bard’s timeless tales of the most dramatically important times in life: war and love.

2016: Richard III and Twelfth Night

Shakespeare Royal Oak favorite Michael Brian Ogden returned as the scheming Richard III in this Thrones-style outdoor evening show. Our fun daylight show was a family friendly version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, 12th Night.