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Houston Shakespeare Festival

Houston Shakespeare Festival
6000 Hermann Park Dr,
713-743-3003

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Houston Shakespeare Festival uses Shakespeare’s works to draw together our diverse community to explore our common humanity.

BRIEF HISTORY

The Houston Shakespeare Festival debuted in 1975 when Dr. Sidney Berger, then director of the School of Theatre at the University of Houston, met with UH administrators and the Miller Theatre Advisory Board to enlist support for a two-­production season of Shakespeare’s works to be played in repertory on Miller Theatre’s bill. Berger and UH theatre professor Cecil Pickett went on to direct a pair of plays each summer, performing free to the public at Hermann Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre in this unique collaboration between a city and a university.


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