This year's Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival includes two Family Night performances, one for The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. and one for Ah, Wilderness! on Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. On Family Nights, up to two adults accompanying a child will be admitted at the youth ticket price of just $17.
Those families unable to attend a Family Night can purchase a 1 Show Family Pack, which allows two adults and up to three kids to attend one performance, on any night they choose for $85.
Tickets and play information are available at the Riverside Theatre Box Office at (319) 338-7672.
"These performances are perfect for families looking for affordable, professional entertainment," said Jody Hovland, Artistic Director at Riverside Theatre. "We know parents are interested in sharing the Festival experience with their children, but a night out can be a big expense. The Family Night and 1 Show Family Pack discounts make a big difference."
The grounds open 90 minutes before performances. Families are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the grounds while watching the Green Show, 60 minutes before curtain. The Green Show's 20-minute story-theatre version of the evening's play allows both adults and kids to become familiar with the play's plot. Green Shows are performed by the Festival Intern Company. Traditionally, they feature much humor and are especially appealing to kids.
Festival performances take place at the Riverside Theatre Festival Stage, Lower City Park, Iowa City.
Tickets range from $17-$39 with discounts for students and seniors. Youth tickets can be purchased for $17 each. Weeknight rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to curtain for $19 Tuesday-Thursday. To purchase tickets, call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at (319) 338-7672 or order online at www.riversidetheatre.org.