Seventh Annual Chapel Hill Anti-Shakespeare Festival

When?
Play Dates and Times for the Festival
note: the Somnambulist Project is no more. There is, however, another festival being held at the forest theatre, and those who are interested in it can learn more at another site.

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
"Androcles and the Lion"
all week:
  July 30
 
7:00 pm
July 31
11:00 am matinee
7:00 pm
Aug. 1
 
7:00 pm
"Tennessee"
all week:
Aug. 5
7:00 pm
Aug. 6
7:00 pm
Aug. 7
7:00 pm
Aug. 8
7:00 pm
"sprung!"
all week:
Aug. 12
 
7:00 pm
Aug. 13
 
7:00 pm
Aug. 14
11:00 am matinee
7:00 pm
Aug. 15
 
7:00 pm
First rep. week: Aug. 19
 
7:00 pm: "Androcles"
Aug. 20
 
7:00 pm: "Tennessee"
Aug. 21
11:00 am: "Androcles"
7:00 pm: "sprung!"
Aug. 22
 
7:00 pm: "Tennessee"
Second rep. week: Aug. 26
 
7:00 pm: "Tennessee"
Aug. 27
 
7:00 pm: "sprung!"
Aug. 28
11:00 am: "sprung!"
7:00 pm: "Androcles"
Aug. 29:   big finale
3:00 pm: "Androcles"
5:00 pm: "Tennessee"
7:00 pm: "sprung!"
Special Events
Week 1: July 29
6:00 pm: Preview of all shows.
July 30
6:00 pm: sprungus!
8:00 pm: Smoke
July 31
6:00 pm: Smoke
8:00 pm: Smoke
Aug. 1
6:00 pm: Sandwich
8:00 pm: Trophy Wife
Week 2: Aug. 5 Aug. 6 Aug. 7
6:00 pm: Garret Love and His Accordion
8:00 pm: TBA
Aug. 8
6:00 pm: Marty Johnson and Jimmy Magoo
8:00 pm: Suzanne Elliot
Week 3: Aug. 12 Aug. 13 Aug. 14
6:00 pm: Gimme Games
8:00 pm: TBA
Aug. 15
6:00 pm: TBA
8:00 pm: TBA
Week 4: Aug. 19 Aug. 20 Aug. 21
6:00 pm: Sandwich
8:00 pm: EarthTones
Aug. 22
6:00 pm: "Wedding Plans"
8:00 pm: Smoke
Week 5: Aug. 26 Aug. 27
8:00 pm: Betsy in the Gene Pool
Aug. 28
6:00 pm: Roby's Puppets
8:00 pm: Lobsterboy
Aug. 29
2:15 pm: "Wedding Plans"
4:15 pm: Hearsay
6:15 pm: Life in the Universe
8:15 pm: Hipbone
sometime: Roby's Puppets and Mr. Chicken's Ragtime Follies

 

No reservations are needed; just show up before show time! There are no assigned seats.

We request a $5.00 donation. Thanks!

 

 

Where?

The Forest Theatre is located on the campus of UNC, at the corner of Country Club Road and Battle Avenue. The patron entrance is at the top of the theater. The Forest Theatre is rustic stone and wood, so bring a blanket or cushion. You're welcome to come early and bring a picnic if you like.


Basic Directions

From downtown Chapel Hill

Take South Columbia Street into Campus. Turn left onto Cameron Avenue. After you pass Raleigh road, Cameron splits into Battle Avenue and Country Club; the Forest Theatre is on the land between the two roads.

From I-40

Take exit 273 onto Highway 54 toward Chapel Hill. Drive approximately 5 miles, past the intersection with 15-501. Turn right onto Country Club road. Pass the Paul Green Theatre and Cobb hall on your right, and the Forest Theatre will be immediately to your left.

Parking

Please do not park in the lot immediately behind the Forest Theatre. This space is reserved.

Street parking is free and legal during evening and weekend hours. If street parking is difficult to find, a good option is the Park Place lot, located on Battle Avenue just beyond the Forest Theatre. You can also park in the planetarium lot on Franklin Street and walk through the arboretum to reach the Forest Theatre.


More detailed directions

The festival is now, as it always has been, at its historical location at the Forest Theatre on the UNC-Chapel Hill Campus.

To get there from I-40, take the 15-501 exit toward Chapel Hill (go West). When it forks to Franklin Street, stay on 15-501. You'll go through several traffic lights, including the intersections with Elliot Rd. and Estes Rd.

The next big intersection after Estes is the one you want, but it has an exit ramp before its traffic light. Take the ramp (off the right side of the road) to highway 54 into the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. You'll have to go right at the end of the ramp, which is what you'd want anyway, but be prepared for a quick merge into traffic on 54 (usually not too busy).

The first light you'll come to on 54 is at the intersection with Cameron Avenue, onto which you'll turn right. Almost immediately, you'll pass Playmakers Theatre on the left, and a few feet further down, on the right, is the forest theatre - your destination! Too bad you can't park there.

To park, take the first right past the forest theatre onto Battle Avenue. You'll see a tiny dirt parking lot behind the theatre, which should be full of actors' cars. Even if it isn't please don't park there. Pass this, and park in the nice paved lot (called Park Place) a little further down, around a small bend in the road, on the right.

There's where you can park. It's just a stone's throw from the theatre, really. There should be signs, too, for "Festival Parking", and helpful ushers to guide you to the quaint wooded path that goes up the small hill to the main theatre entrance. Please do enter at the top of the theatre.


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