The Rude Mechanicals, Tuscaloosa’s free Shakespeare in the park company, is starting its 17th season with the problem play “Measure for Measure,” directed by Dr. Steve Burch, UA professor of theatre.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, to Saturday, June 1. Pre-show music begins at 7:30 p.m., and each performance runs about 90 minutes. The plays are presented by UA faculty, students, staff, alumni and Tuscaloosa townsfolk.
Performances are held in the Park at Manderson Landing, lower level, off Jack Warner Parkway. Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, and insect repellent.
In case of inclement weather, the performance will be in the Allen Bales Theatre, UA Campus, Rowand-Johnson Hall, Stadium Drive.
The second production will be “The Comedy of Errors,” which will be performed from Wednesday, June 26, to Saturday, June 29.
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