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Weekend Summer Guide Picks: GreenNote and Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival

By Laura Dannen July 9, 2011

Photo courtesy John Ulman.

Macbeth (Reggie Jackson) and his lady (Tracy Hyland) come to Volunteer Park for the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival.

Your weekend outdoor activities, courtesy of the Seattle Summer Events Guide:

GreenStage hosts its annual Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival in Volunteer Park, with two full days of tempests, comedies of error, and family fare (such as the sure-to-be-classic Arrh! A Dinosaur Ate My Spaceship). Eight local theater companies take part—here’s the full schedule:

Saturday, July 9
Noon As You Like It (Last Leaf Productions)
2pm Macbeth (Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O)
In the Enchanted Forest (Open Circle Theater)
4pm The Merchant of Venice (Last Leaf Productions)
5pm Arrh! A Dinosaur Ate My Spaceship (Theater Schmeater)
7pm The Tempest (GreenStage)
The Lost Folio (Wing-It Productions)

Sunday, July 10
2pm Antony and Cleopatra (GreenStage)
In the Enchanted Forest (Open Circle Theater)
4pm King of the Playground (Balagan Theatre)
5pm Arrh! A Dinosaur Ate My Spaceship (Theater Schmeater)
7pm The Comedy of Errors (Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O)
The Lost Folio (Wing-It Productions)

Also July 9 and 10
All-acoustic, eco-friendly GreenNote music fest is back for its second year, with singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson headlining at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre on Saturday, and Five for Fighting teaming up with Jon McLaughlin on piano on Sunday. Gates open at 5pm both nights; opening acts start at 6; and tickets are $22–$30. Read about GreenNote’s origins in our July 2010 article Smells Like Green Spirit.

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