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Ijams Nature Center
SPECIAL EVENT: Knoxville Shakespeare- As you Like it (July 21)
Ijams Nature Center and Tennessee Stage Company are joining forces again to bring you Knoxville Shakespeare- As you Like it - Thursday-Sunday, July 21 - Aug. 7
Time & Location
Jul 21, 2022, 7:30 PM EDT – Jul 22, 2022, 10:30 PM EDT
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
About the Event
WHO: Tennessee Stage Company & Ijams Nature Center
WHAT: As You Like It by William Shakespeare
WHERE: Ijams Nature Center Field in front of the Visitors Center 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
WHEN: House Opens at 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, July 21 - Aug. 7 2 p.m. indoor matinee, Sunday, July 31
COST: $15.00 (Special pricing for groups of 4 or more)
Kids under 15 free with Penny for the Arts Ticket
The Tennessee Stage Company presents its 32nd Shakespeare Festival, now renamed “Knoxville Shakespeare.” This season will feature Shakespeare’s renowned comedy, As You Like It, and is being produced in cooperation with Ijams Nature Center – the new permanent home for Knoxville Shakespeare. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets so they will have room to spread out and observe proper social distancing while enjoying the outdoor performances. The performances will be held in the open field in front of the Visitors Center of Ijams Nature Center, located at 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, just a short drive from downtown. There is an indoor space at Ijams Nature Center where performances will move in case of rain and where the matinees will be performed.
This season, there is a different format than in previous years: There will be one play in July and one in October. As You Like It opens the festival on Thursday, July 21. It continues through August 7. (Our next show, Measure For Measure, will open with a special Saturday opening night on October 8.) Another new aspect of the performances this season will be special preview performances. On Wednesday, July 20, As You Like It will offer a preview performance open to the public as a “Pay What You Can” performance. The preview will start at the regular performance time for each show.
July 20 - "Pay What You Can" Night
July 21 - City of Knoxville's Knoxville Shakespeare Day!
July 31- Indoor Matinee at 2 pm
July 16 - Shakesology Online with Dr. Jennifer Horn
Admission is $15 for adults. 4 pack ticket packages are available for $50.
Children in Knox County and surrounding county school systems qualify for Penny4Arts program which allow for these children to come free of charge based on these guidelines:
- All children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult (age 18 and older) in a ratio not to exceed three children per one adult. - Proof of Knox and surrounding County residency may be required; - At least one in a group of up to four students ages 16-18 must purchase a regular adult admission/ticket for the group to be able to participate in Penny4Arts.
- Penny4Arts Tickets must be included in your reservation.
Reduced Ticket Price Info:
If Ticket Price present a barrier to entry, email Community@TennesseeStage.com
For more information about the Tennessee Stage Company, Knoxville Shakespeare (Formerly "Shakespeare on the Square"), or to join our support guild, the Buddies of the Bard (BoB), call 865-546-4280 or e-mail Tom@TennesseeStage.com or go to the Tennessee Stage Company website HERE.
In addition to being one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most beloved comedies, As You Like It is his nod to the Robin Hood legends. An outlawed Duke lives with his fellows in the Forest of Arden; a banished younger son (Orlando) joins him – fleeing his murderous older brother. Soon Rosalind – already deeply in love with Orlando – disguises herself as a man and flees to the forest as well to seek her true love. Set in an enchanting forest, with some of Shakespeare’s funniest clowns, sweetest songs and an Elizabethan version of the World Wrestling Federation, As You Like It is a marvelous entertainment for the entire family.
General Admission (Ages 16 +)
Good for admission for one person - age 16+ to attend Knoxville Shakespeare$15.00+$0.38 service fee
Penny 4 the Arts (Kids 6-16)
The following guidelines apply to every Penny4Arts event: + Open to Knox and surrounding County residents (with a few exceptions); + All children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult (age 18 and older) in a ratio not to exceed three children per one adult. + Proof of Knox and surrounding County residency may be required; + At least one in a group of up to four students ages 16-18 must purchase a regular adult admission/ticket (if applicable) for the group to be able to participate in$0.00
4 Pack of Tickets
Good for admission for 4 to Knoxville Shakespeare$50.00+$1.25 service fee