Second Sunday Shakespeare Series on WVXU

2021 Second Sunday Shakespeare Series

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to announce this ongoing FREE radio series of adaptations created and recorded by CSC! A very special thanks to WVXU for their continued partnership to present this ongoing Sunday Shakespeare Series.

How to listen:
Radio 91.7 FM
WVXU App
WVXU.org/listen
Tell your smart speaker to "Play WVXU"

We also send special thanks to our digital season sponsors, Bartlett Wealth Management and Barnes Dennig, and our park tour sponsor, The Makino Foundation.

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May 9, 2021 at 7pm

Prophecies. Ambition. Murder. Madness. After an encounter with three witches on a Scottish battlefield, Macbeth must make a decision that will change the course of her life. Betrayal, love, bloodshed, and tragedy adorn the path in this chilling, supernatural tale, leaving us wondering how far Macbeth will go to get what she wants. Tormented by visions and guilt when the price of her crimes take their toll, what fate awaits Macbeth? Find out in Shakespeare’s supernatural thriller, "Macbeth."

June 13, 2021 at 7pm

The bawdy, bombastic, and chronically cash-poor Sir John Falstaff has been causing problems in the quiet town of Windsor. When his massive bar tab outstrips his meager means, he needs to raise some cash—and quick. He hatches a plan to seduce two of Windsor's most wealthy married women, but when they catch wind of his salacious scheme, they turn the tables on their would-be wooer, joining forces to teach him a lesson he won't soon forget.

July 11, 2021 at 7pm

The prodigal Prince Hal has cast off the unruly companions of his youth and ascended to the throne of England. But the country is bankrupt, and civil unrest bubbles just under the surface. In order to refill the royal coffers and unify the country, the young King Henry V sets his sights on the conquest of France. But his fervent army of nobles and commoners soon find themselves in hostile territory, surrounded and woefully outnumbered, as Shakespeare’s game of thrones continues.

August 8, 2021 at 7pm

Although a Moor and an outsider in Venice, Othello’s military prowess has earned him the respect of many—and the seething animosity of one. Othello’s long-time underling, Iago, is resentful of the Moor’s success, and when Othello elopes with a Venetian’s daughter, Iago sets in motion a devious plot to exact revenge. With an insinuation here, a whisper there, and the duplicitous deployment of a purloined handkerchief, Iago masterfully plays on the virtues and vulnerabilities of our tragic hero, weaving with Machiavellian glee “the net that shall enmesh them all.”

September 12, 2021 at 7pm

Betrayed and exiled to a deserted island, with only his books and his infant daughter for company, the magician Prospero has spent years plotting his revenge. When fate places all his old enemies within his reach, Prospero summons a magical storm that brings them crashing down onto his shores. This romantic tale replete with magic and monsters, love and liquor, and retribution and redemption is a voyage you won’t want to miss.

October 10, 2021 at 7pm

Shakespeare title to be announced!

October 31, 2021 at 7pm

Special Halloween title to be announced!

November 14, 2021 at 7pm

The secret marriage of a king's daughter sets off a chain reaction of slander, jealousy, and divine intervention in this quirky romance. With a cast that includes an evil stepmother, scheming suitor, and devoted lovers, the drama is heightened by duels, kidnappings, and disguised identities. “Cymbeline” offers captivating storytelling that is crowned by the beauty of its language. A moving story of loss and redemption, “Cymbeline” promises that a leap of faith can lead to miracles.

December 12, 2021 at 7pm

What do you get when you combine a shipwreck, a cross-dressed Lady, a lovelorn Lord, a fickle Countess, a drunken uncle, a flamboyant fop, an uptight servant, a mischievous clown, a protective pirate, and an identical twin? You get the kind of delightfully and deliciously twisted knot that only Shakespeare can untie in one of the Bard’s most lively, lovely, and lyrical comedies, “Twelfth Night.”

Previously Aired Productions