Gem of the Ocean (Franklin)

    Summer Shakespeare: August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean
    Set in 1904 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Gem of the Ocean is part of August Wilson’s decade by decade cycle of plays about the Black American experience in the twentieth century.

    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person). Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Blankets can sit closest to the stage, bleachers provided in the rear. Blanket space is lmited, so arrive early for best availability.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic.

    Want guaranteed seating or a premium experience?
    $100 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a gourmet picnic dinner. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $40 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.

    Food trucks open.
    “Insight” featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities.
    Pre-show entertainment featuring Nashville musicians and entertainers.

    Weather Policy:  Royal or Noble tickets: email us at or call 615-852-6732 to reschedule your tickets at no additional charge.

    The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company founded in 1988. Heralded as a Nashville treasure, the NSF is beloved for its annual FREE Shakespeare in the Park productions in Centennial Park that have delighted audiences for more than a quarter century. The Nashville Shakespeare Festival also operates year-round educational programs, and an annual indoor Winter Shakespeare production at the Troutt Theater on the Belmont University Campus.

    Nashville Shakespeare Festival
    Thu, Sep 15, 2022 5:30 pm
    5:30 Vendors & Insight
    Fri, Sep 16, 2022 5:30 pm
    6:00 Preshow
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