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New Mexico Shakespeare Festival holds 15 performances in June

It’s time for the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival. From June 7 to June 30 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays there will be free performances of Romeo and Juliet, as well as Love’s Labour’s Lost. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park. There will be free parking and food trucks available.

Romeo & Juliet

Focuses on young lovers who cannot surmount their family’s long-time enmity. Directed by Peter Shea Kierst, Artistic Director of the Festival. He has been an acclaimed actor, director, and practitioner of theater for many years.

About Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Shepard Sobel, follows the efforts of the King of Navarre and his lords to woo the Princess of France and her ladies, while under an oath of scholarship and denial of female companionship. Sobel founded The Pearl Theatre Company, a professional resident acting company that produced a classical repertory in New York City. As artistic director from 1984 through 2009, he was responsible for the nature and quality of all performances and programs.


Performance Days & Times

  • Friday, June 7 – Romeo & Juliet
  • Saturday, June 8 – Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Sunday, June 9 – Romeo & Juliet
  • Thursday, June 13 – Romeo & Juliet
  • Friday, June 14 – Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Saturday, June 15 – Romeo & Juliet
  • Sunday, June 16 – Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Thursday, June 20 – Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Friday, June 21 – Romeo & Juliet
  • Saturday, June 22 – Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Sunday, June 23 – Romeo & Juliet
  • Thursday, June 27 – Romeo & Juliet
  • Friday, June 28 – Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Saturday, June 29 – Romeo & Juliet
  • Sunday, June 30 – Love’s Labour’s Lost