Photo by Catherine Aceto.

Frick Park, Highland Park, Arsenal Park
Weekends in September
2 p.m.

Fans of the Bard and the great outdoors can take in one of the great historical plays of the English language when Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks presents its 13th season.

Shakespeare’s gripping drama about King Henry V of England will come alive during late summer within three of Pittsburgh’s evocative green spaces, where political intrigue and personal aspirations will merge.

Focused on events surrounding the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, the play seems as timely as ever with its themes of power, leadership and morality.

What makes PSIP productions so unique is that boundaries between the action and audience are blurred, so you might find yourself playing the role of a noble, lady, servant or soldier.

Directed by professional storyteller Alan Irvine, the production will feature eight actors playing multiple roles. Starring as Henry V is NYC native Lamar Cheston, who appeared Off-Broadway in Angels Over Tuskegee.

Performances are free and open to all ages; attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics.

View a schedule.

For more events, go here.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.