Shakespeare at the Green - 2011

Part of the 2011 Charlotte Shakespeare Festival



Directed by Elise Wilkinson

June 3rd - June 19th

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 6:30 pm

Uptown at The Green
in beautiful Charlotte, NC

(directions and parking info...)

Admission is Free
(donations will be accepted at the end of the performance)


Thursday June 2, 8:00 pm
Friday, June 3, 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 4, 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 5, 6:30 pm (Workshop at 5:00pm)
Wednesday June 9, 8:00 pm (Trivia at 7:15pm)
Thursday June 9, 8:00 pm
Friday, June 10, 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 11, 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 12, 6:30 pm (Workshop at 5:00pm)
Wednesday June 16, 8:00 pm (Trivia at 7:15pm)
Thursday June 16, 8:00 pm
Friday, June 17, 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 18, 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 19, 6:30 pm (Workshop at 5:00pm)



"Results are the better than ever at The Green... They suggest a five-dollar donation after the show ends, but tickets to this production would be a steal at five times that price."
- Creative Loafing (Read the review...)

"First rate... the classics presented by this excellent
Festival entertain and enlighten at the same time"
- Arts a la Mode (Read the review...)

"Moliere's Tartuffe Still Sparkles"
- Charlotte Observer (Read the review...)

Frequently Asked Questions...


With its production of Tartuffe, The Charlotte Shakespeare Festival is pleased to be able to offer audiences an expanding selection of classical plays. One of France’s best known and most successful playwrights, Moliere penned this classic farce in 1664, less than 50 years after Shakespeare’s death. The style of the play shares many similarities with Shakespeare’s comedies while bringing its own unique perspective.

Written in rhyming couplets, Tartuffe explores the hilarious lengths that a family will go to in order to save their patriarch from being ruined by the deceptions of a brilliant conman. The Charlotte Shakespeare Festival brings this classic to life using an American translation by Ranjit Bolt that was recently commissioned by The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and highlights themes that are as relevant today as they were in the 17th century.

Directed by Artistic Director Elise Wilkinson, Tartuffe features festival veterans such as Chad Calvert, Joe Copley, Meghan Lowther and Brian Seagroves as well as newcomers Barbi Van Schaick, Tom Ollis, Karina Roberts and Zack Byrd.

Admission is Free - $5 suggested donation

There is no admission charge for Tartuffe, but donations will be accepted. No reservations are necessary. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages, if desired.

No Reservations Required -- Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages, if desired.


For more information, see our FAQ page
or call 704-625-1288


Our pre-show performance series called Festivities will again feature a variety of local artists. Since many of our audience members arrive very early for our shows to reserve seats, the festival is pleased to present special pre-show entertainment starting approximately one hour before each show’s curtain time.  Whet your appetite with a short performance lasting 20-40 minutes featuring local performing artists from a variety of disciplines.

Family Days at The Green…including Free Educational Workshops

Collaborative Arts will offer free educational Shakespeare workshops Sundays at The Green at 5pm, prior that evening’s performance of Tartuffe. This workshop, led by local theatre professionals, will focus on “playing Shakespeare” and will consist of fun, energetic and interactive games and exercises providing insights into the text of the play. No prior experience or training is necessary. The workshop is open to young people ages 10 and up, as well as adults. Families are invited to attend together. Attendance is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations necessary.




Inclement Weather Policy

Shows may be cancelled in the event of rain or severe weather. Due to the unpredictability of Charlotte weather, cancellation decisions will be made at the last possible moment before the start time.

In the event of inclement weather at the start of a workshop, the workshop will be cancelled or rescheduled at the discretion of the workshop leader.

Patrons may call 704-625-1288 the day of the show for weather-related updates. A lined picnic blanket or a lawn chair is recommended for shows following a rain shower.


Director   Elise Wilkinson
Producers   Elise Wilkinson
Joe Copley
Costume Designer   Luci Wilson
Set Designer   Elise Wilkinson
Lighting Designer   Trista Bremer
Stage Manager   Rosalyn Arnold
Education Director   Dallas Landrum
Sound Production   Total Event Production
Graphic Designer   Chad Calvert

Special Thanks

In addition to the contributions of our cast, design and production staff, we are very grateful for the support of the following companies and individuals:

  • The Charlotte School of Ballet
  • Childress Klein Properties
  • Collaborative Arts Theatre Board of Directors
  • Casey Connerly
  • Gay Porter
  • Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

For more info:
Call 704-625-1288