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Since 2001, Shakespeare Royal Oak has presented Michigan's premier outdoor Shakespeare festival with the area's best professional and emerging professional artists, in a one-of-a-kind outdoor summer setting. We also offer education programs for grades 1-8 (KidsAct!) and grades 9-12 (SRO Teen Ensemble). Through the years, we've entertained thousands, and employed hundreds of local artists, many of whom have gone on to succeed in theater, television and film. Our summer students learn creative thinking, empathy, and problem solving skills, as well how fun it is to just make friends and do a show. SRO has received many accolades from community and state leaders, and has garnered its fair share of artistic awards, too. Most importantly, we continue to create a sustaining movement of artistic and community excellence, thanks to our artists, patrons and sponsors. So bring your family and friends to enjoy this experience as we continue making magic in the park for you. Welcome to Shakespeare Royal Oak!

2023: Love's Labors Lost

For its main stage production, Shakespeare Royal Oak will go back to the 1980’s with a University spin on Shakespeare’s Love's Labors Lost. In this production, three college frat dudes agree to try the impossible: swear off love to get their grades up. But three bodacious sorority gals turn these gnarly guys' world upside down. Directed by SRO veteran & Break The Chain Theatre's Artistic Director Craig Ester.

Eight performances Thursday­–Sunday July 27–August 6:  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. 

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2023 Love's Labors Lost

Directed by Craig Ester
Jonathan Jones
Dan Johnson*
Maurizio Rosas-Dominguez
Dominik Greyson
Ashley Kay
Tayler Jones
Chania Vondell
Princess Beyonce Jones
Mason Gaida
Cassius Merriweather
Maegan Murphy
Tiaja Sabrie
* = Actors’ Equity Association Member

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