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 - a bawdy and riotous romp that stars one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comic characters. Falstaff, an impoverished knight in search of wealth, sets his sights on two married wealthy women. Little does he know, these “merry wives” have a few tricks up their sleeves. The production will be directed by Geoffrey Sheehan, Capital Classics artistic associate and theatre professor at Housatonic Community College. 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! It 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