Arts, Theater

Shakespeare in the Streets

When: Sept. 17-19, 8 p.m. 2015

Unless you are an actor, "Shakespeare performance proficiency" is not a skill likely to wind up on your résumé. However, for several residents of Old North St. Louis, this uncommon competence shall be theirs after Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' Shakespeare in the Streets (www.sfstl.com). The group performs The World Begun, an adaptation of Twelfth Night, on North 14th Street (between Montgomery Street and St. Louis Avenue). Residents are joined onstage by professional actors, and together, they sprinkle the neighborhood's stories throughout Shakespearean comedic action. The World Begun is staged at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (September 17 through 19), and admission is free; bring your own lawn chair.

Alison Sieloff

Price: free admission