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For Immediate Release
News Date: July 12, 2021

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Announces the Return of Live Theatre

COLUMBUS – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is thrilled to announce the return of live theatre, starting July 29. The first performance for the 2021-22 season will be Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented by Grandview Carriage Place Players.

This outdoor performance of the classic comedy about star-crossed lovers, incompetent actors and the magical fairies who create havoc for them all one night as they wander through the woods is sure to be a night of laughs for the whole family.

“We are excited to offer live performances for residents to enjoy,” said Paul Rakosky, interim director of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. “This includes 'open air' performances from our theatre program. We continue to practice recommended safety protocols from Columbus Public Health and believe that 'open air' performances such as this are a great way for the community to come together safely.”

Performances will take place July 29-31, at 7 p.m., at McKinley Shelter House, 1661 Goodale Blvd. in Grandview Heights. Tickets are free. Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, visit