June 30 through August 17
Door Shakespeare Returns to a Magical Door County Garden
From June 30 – August 17, 2021 the finest professional theatre artists from around the country come together to share a story that has kept audiences on the edge of their seats for over 400 years: HAMLET. Equal parts revenge thriller, psychological exploration, ghost story, family drama, play within a play, and romance gone bad, the curtain falls on a literal killer ending as told by characters who are dreamers, schemers, actors, backstabbers, gravediggers, poisoners, kings, queens, princes, watchmen, ghosts, college students, and social climbers.
“A top ten theatrical experience!” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Door Shakespeare productions unfold before your eyes. As dusk falls over the course of the play, you may take on the role of confidante or voyeur. By the end of the evening, when the stars are out and you witness the final bow, you feel as though you have come to know the world around you a little better. Such is the magic of live theatre when performed in an outdoor setting so enchanting that many in attendance come back year after year since Door Shakespeare’s inception in 1995.
The Latest News
On February 12, 2021, Door Shakespeare brings together an eclectic ensemble of nine artists to share excerpts from three plays by William Shakespeare that are featured in Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven as part of the 2021 NEA Big Read: Door County, running through February 13. The Door Shakespeare February 12, 2021, 7:00 live Zoom offering, Selections […]
Door Shakespeare’s Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stebbins, and Managing Director, Amy Ensign, are pleased to announce live offerings of virtual holiday entertainment on December 4, 5, 18 & 19 @ 7 PM, and December 6 & 20 @ 5 PM. The Door Shakespeare Reading Series is free and open to the public, with donations welcomed. […]
Door Shakespeare, Producing Artistic Director Michael Stebbins, and Managing Director Amy Ensign, proudly announce the third offering in 2020’s Door Shakespeare Reading Series: Dream Upon Avon, by Wisconsin’s own John Kishline, running Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:00, and Sunday at 5:00. The Door Shakespeare Reading is […]
A Totally ’80s Video-Style Comedy of Errors Russ Bickerstaff October 28, 2020 Door Shakespeare has… shown a clever approach (to the unique challenges of producing video content)… that is distinct from all of the rest of the fare that’s available over the internet. A sharp cast is edited together in a … whimsical […]
Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Virtual ‘The Comedy of Errors’ camp x 3 BAILEYS HARBOR, Wis. (WFRV) – A camp version of a camp version of a camp play. That’s Door Shakespeare’s take on William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” done virtually in a Zoom setup. “Camp” = Tongue in cheek… or for the fun of […]
Door Shakespeare is pleased to announce the second only known reading in the United States of one of J. M. Barrie’s rarest of works. Shakespeare’s Legacy was first produced at Drury Lane Theatre, London, on April 14, 1916, at a matinee for the benefit of the Young Women’s Christian Association for funds to provide […]