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October, 7-16 2022


The Life and Death of King John   
by William Shakespeare

“Be great in act, as you have been in thought.” 

Come and let  Bard Fest present for you the rarely produced early Shakespeare story of King John.  John was a vain , hedonistic, and volatile ruler.    When his rule is questioned, the threat sets in motion a powerful tale of rebellion, assassination, excommunication, and attempted assassination of a child.  All in the pursuit of power.


Bard Fest is thrilled to present this epic tale in our newest venue, The Shelton Auditorium at Butler University.   The Shelton is a beautiful greek style theatre recently remodeled and the perfect intimate space to tell a sweeping story.   To experience the production is this setting will be a real pleasure and we invite you to join us.

The show is directed by
Mr Doug Powers

Mr Powers is a Bard Fest veteran and the director of the critically acclaimed The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet.  Both productions were hits of prior Bard Fest seasons.


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The Shelton Auditorium 
1000 W 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46208.   There is ample free parking

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