Worcester Shakespeare Company to Present Coriolanus at Worcester Common

Friday, August 11, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

William Shakespeare
The City of Worcester and the Worcester Shakespeare Company (WSC) announced that they are bringing William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus to Worcester Common.

The play will take place on Wednesday, August 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to the show.

Food vendors such as Teddy's Lunch Box and Minuteman Kettlecorn will be on hand.


The story of the Coriolanus is a political drama set in ancient Rome where famine has spread amongst the citizens deepening the divide between the wealthy and the poor.

A man by the name of Caius Martius rises to leadership through the hostility and is honored with the title Coriolanus, but unfortunately, his trying future will ultimately lead to his demise.

"To perform the plays of Shakespeare in a dynamic and accessible manner; to contribute to the cultural life of the community; and, to survive. It cannot be emphasized too much that all WSC does depends ultimately on the support of our loyal audience; who so far seem disposed to find us wherever we are; And keep growing in numbers. WSC will do everything in its power to make sure this growing phenomenon continues,” said Worcester Shakespeare Company's artistic director Mel Cobb.

The cast of Coriolanus includes Evan Crocker as Coriolanus, Colin Fuller as Cominius, Jeff Dodd as Menenius, Emmiline Prior as Sicinius, Ryan Cashman as Aufidius, Jourdan Spruill as First Citizen, Kim Collazo as Third Citizen, Briana Naughton as Volumnia, Norah Hogan as Virgilia and Sarah Morin as Valeria.

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