STL To Do: Shakespeare in the Streets

Carter Lewis, playwright-in-residence, on Shakespeare in Clayton

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents “Old Hearts Fresh,” an adaptation of “The Winter’s Tale,” in 2013. (Credit: Courtesy of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis (Photos by J. David Levy))

“‘Good In Everything’ is described by the playwright as ‘a mess around of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” ‘ It is this year’s Shakespeare in the Streets production, written by Nancy Bell, directed by Alec Wild and produced by The Shakespeare Festival St. Louis.

“This is the third year of the festival’s collaborations between the Bard and a chosen St. Louis community. Set in downtown Clayton, the show will be a harmonic convergence of the lives of Clayton residents and Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy. It will boast a wonderful string quartet from Clayton High School and stunning video projection mapping by DJ Raven Fox.”

Carter W. Lewis, playwright-in-residence and director of the A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival in the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences.

Event Details:

Who: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

What: “Good In Everything,” an adaptation of “As You Like It”

When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 18-20

Where: Downtown Clayton, on Central Avenue between Forsyth and Maryland.

More info: 314-531-9800 or

Editor’s note: STL To Do highlights great concerts, plays, exhibits and other events as selected by Washington University in St. Louis faculty, staff and students.