Shakespeare in the Park

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival hosted its inaugural performance of Shakespeare in Academy Park on Thursday evening in Franklin.

More than 200 guests gathered on the old BGA football field and set out blankets and picnics to enjoy “The Comedy of Errors”, directed by Executive Artistic Director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Denice Hicks.

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Et Voila and Frothy Monkey served up food and drink on the first cool night of the fall season, and patrons in the Royal Box seats enjoyed gourmet box dinners and fruit tea from Puckett’s. Mayor Rogers Anderson took the stage to speak about the festival’s growth in Franklin and the many supporters that made this extension of Shakespeare in the Park possible.

Shakespeare in Academy Park will run through Sunday, Oct. 2 in Franklin. Royal Packages are still available and can be purchased by visiting


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