Enjoy Shakespeare Under the Stars at USJ



Pericles, Prince of Tyre 2018


Each year Capital Classics brings outdoor Shakespeare to the University of Saint Joseph's beautiful campus.


About the festival:

This July, Capital Classics is staging a Shakespeare comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Over its three-weekend run, the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival attracts more than 2,000 fans, who turn out —with their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets — for this joyous outdoor theatre tradition. Directed by Geoffrey Sheehan (co-founder and artistic associate), this annual outdoor Shakespeare festival is the perfect way to spend a summer evening with your family or a date night with someone special.


It is the perfect thing for a warm summer night to bring the family or a date to and enjoy a picnic on the grass along with some hilarious and high-quality Shakespeare.



About Capital Classics:

Capital Classics was founded in 1991 to enrich the cultural environment of Greater Hartford through the theatre arts. They are committed to:

  • Providing classical entertainment that is affordable, accessible, and engaging
  • Serving the community with cultural and educational programming
  • Providing job opportunities and training to Connecticut's professional theatre artists


Learn more about Capital Classics.


Coming July 11-28, 2019

The Merry Wives of Windsor



Photo Credit: Nicole Battistone