Join Us in 2024 For
March 15, 2024 Through March 24, 2024
Directed by Marc Comstock
A lighthearted and clever imagining of how William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet came to be written and produced. The play satirizes theatre life and plays with what is known and what is unknown about Shakespeare’s life and times. Based on the 1998 Oscar-winning movie This will play March 15 – 24, 2024 at the South Broadway Cultural Center. There will be day-time performances for high school students – educators should contact info@newmexicoshakespearefest.
Directed by Paul Ford
Director of Last Year’s The Comedy of Errors
Prospero the wizard uses magic to cxonjure a storm and torment the survivors of a shipwreck, including the King of Naples and Prospero’s treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero’s slave, Caliban, plots to rid himself of his master, but is thwarted by Prospero’s spirit-servant Ariel. The King’s young son Ferdinand, thought to be dead, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter Miranda. Their celebrations are cut short when Prospero confronts his brother and reveals his identity as the usurped Duke of Milan. The families are reunited and all conflict is resolved. Prospero grants Ariel his freedom and prepares to leave the island.
Directed by Micah Linford
NMSF Artistic Director
Falstaff decides to fix his financial woes by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants. The wives find he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling. With the help of their husbands and friends, the wives play one last trick in the woods to put Falstaff’s mischief to an end.