Though the official end of summer is upon us -- the truth hurts, right? -- we're still living our warm-weather dreams. We're sitting outside in our shorts, sipping summer shandies and catching some rays, while planning our upcoming festival attendance. Fortunately, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis (www.sfstl.com
) appears to be on the same page. The group stages Old Hearts Fresh
, an hour-long adaptation of the Bard's The Winter's Tale
, for Shakespeare in the Streets in the Grove (at 4226 Manchester Avenue). This story of forgiveness and renewal, themes that know no season, is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (September 19 through 21), and our lawn chairs and blankets are welcome (but coolers aren't -- eats and drinks can be purchased from nearby establishments). Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to park on side streets -- a portion of Manchester Avenue will be closed for the event.
Sept. 19-21, 2013