A second weekend of performances in the stunning Riverfront Park Pavilion caps off the inaugural summer season of the newly founded local theater troupe, Spokane Shakespeare Society. Under the direction of Jessica Loomer, a cast of just three actors — Jerry Sciarrio, Kaylan Martin and Robert Tombari — perform in this whirlwind production (written and first performed in the early ’80s by London’s Reduced Shakespeare Company) that crams all 37 of the Bard’s plays into just 90 minutes of stage time. From familiar titles to Shakespeare’s lesser-known works, this comedic ode to the most recognized playwright of all time is an apt way to send off summer. Get there early to this free, unticketed event to save a seat on the lawn or terrace. Picnics are also welcome inside the venue, although food and beverage vendors will also be on site.
Shakespeare in the Park: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) • Sept. 23-25 at 6:30 pm; Oct. 2-3 at 2 pm (new dates) • Free • All ages • Pavilion at Riverfront • 574 N. Howard St. • spokaneshakespearesociety.org
— Chey Scott