Announcing 2024 National Summer Tour!

Illustration of a crown shaped stage with the words William Shakespeare's Henry V coming out of the curtains. Shake on the Lake logo is at the top.

Shake on the Lake is headed to Arkansas and New York State!

Fun, Fast, Physical Shake Takes on Shakespeare's Henry V with Five Actors!
Arkansas Tour
July 10 to 15, 2024

New York State Tour
July 18 to August 3, 2024
Actors standing facing audience in an outdoor venue with a lake in the background
Shake on the Lake is taking Shakespeare’s Henry V on the road to two states this summer – catch Shake on the road in Arkansas and New York State!

Henry V will be performed in Shake on the Lake’s signature style: fun, fast, and
physical.  5 actors will portray nearly 40 characters in a new, audience-engaging adaptation that includes original music from Matt Duncan, Chad Bradford, Tim Cooper, and the rest of the cast. Shake on the Lake Theatre Company (SOTL) is based in Perry, New York; however, the company has many Arkansas connections.  

Josh Rice, the founder and Producing Artistic Director, is a respected artist with credits from all over the world, but he started his acting career at the Children’s Theatre at AMFA and later played notable parts and directed for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.  Chad Bradford, the show’s director and Associate Director of Children’s Theatre and Performing Arts at AMFA, also boasts national and Off-Broadway credits and has worked with Shake on the Lake and AST for over a decade.

Arkansas Tour

Shake on the Lake is collaborating with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (where many Shake artists got their start) to bring the show to Conway and Russellville, including a stop for Arkansas Governor’s School students. AST shows are sponsored by Snap On Tools and the Conway A&PCommission. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is now an independently-operated company, led by Mary Ruth Stewart.


Shake on the Lake is also partnering with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts – AMFA to produce the show in Little Rock on July 12th at 6:30 pm and July 13th at 2:00 pm.

Shake on the Lake is partnering with the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech (UAPTC) as an educational partner.  In addition to working with a student intern
from UAPTC, Shake on the Lake will be working with their theatre department in the fall to create a staged reading and other activities.


Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

HENRY V@Hendrix Village

1705 Altus Conway, AR 72032

Wednesday, July 10 7:00 – 8:30PM

Thursday, July 11 7:00 – 8:30PM

Sunday, July 14 7:00 – 8:30PM

Rain Venue: Red Curtain Theatre, 913 Oak. St, Conway, 72032

HENRY V@Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA)

501 East Ninth Street, Little Rock, AR 72202  

July 12 6:30 – 8:00PM
July 13 2:00 – 3:30 PM

HENRY V@Witherspoon Auditorium at Arkansas Tech

407 West Q Street Russellville, AR 72801

Monday, July 15 7:30 – 9:00PM

Rain Venue: n/a

Man reaches out hand an audience member to shake while two actors are in the background

New York State Tour

Join us at idyllic and historic venues throughout Western New York, bring a lawn chair, and immerse yourself into the world of William Shakespeare in SOTL’s fast, fun, and physical style of performance, featuring live music and a professional cast of artists. Designed & staged for Shakespeare newbies and Bard aficionados alike! Appropriate for all audiences.

Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

Touring July 18 to August 3

We request you to RSVP to the show in order to estimate crowd size.

Shows marked with an * have pay-what-you-can tickets.

Week 1

HENRY V@Springville, NY

Depot Street

Springville, NY 14141

Friday, July 18 6:30 – 8PM

Rain Venue: Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville, NY 14141

HENRY V@Pavilion, NY
Hollwedel Memorial Library (formerly Pavilion Public Library)

5 Woodrow Drive Pavilion, NY 14525

Friday, July 19 6:30 – 8PM

Rain Venue: Pavilion DB Bunce Elementary at 7071 York Rd, Pavilion, NY 14525

HENRY V@Letchworth State Park

Highbanks Rec Area Leicester, NY

Saturday, July 20 5:30 – 7:00PM

Rain Venue: Tent at the same location

HENRY V@Linwood Gardens

1912 York Road West Linwood, NY 14486

Sunday, July 21 4:30 – 6:00PM

Rain Venue: TBD

Week 2

HENRY V@Arcade, NY

Arcade Village park

Clough Avenue Arcade, NY 14009

Wednesday, July 24 6:30 – 8:00PM

Rain Venue: Hope Lutheran Church at 2 E Main St, Arcade, NY 14009

HENRY V@Wadsworth Homestead

4 South Street Geneseo, NY 14454

Thursday, July 25 6:30 – 8:00PM

Rain Venue: Tent at the same location

HENRY V@Perry Public Beach

42 Walker Road Perry, NY 14530

Friday, July 26 6:30 – 8:00PM

Saturday, July 27 2:00 – 3:30PM*

Saturday, July 27 6:30 – 8:00PM*

*The performances on Sat 7/27 will be ASL-interpreted

Rain Venue: Chalet Event Space at East Hill Creamery at 346 S. Main Street, Perry, NY 14530

HENRY V@Angelica, NY

Angelica Park Circle

Park Cir Angelica, NY 14709

Sunday, July 28 3:00 – 4:30PM

Rain Venue: Grange Hall, 49 Park Cir, Angelica, NY 14709

Week 3

HENRY V@Wellsville, NY

Wellsville David A Howe Library

155 North Main Street Wellsville, NY 14895

Wednesday, July 31 6:30 – 8:00PM

Rain Venue: Auditorium at same location

HENRY V@Rochester, NY

St. Joseph’s Park

118 Pleasant St. Rochester, NY 14604

Thursday, August 1 6:30 – 8:00PM*

Friday, August 2 6:30 – 8:00PM

*The 6.30pm performance on Thu 8/1 will be ASL-interpreted

Rain Venue: TBD

HENRY V@Brockport, NY

Morgan Manning House

151 Main Street Brockport, NY 14420

Saturday, August 3 6:30 – 8:00PM

Rain Venue: SUNY Brockport Black Box at 180 Holley St, Brockport, NY 14420


Directed by Chad Bradford

Cast: Quinn Gasaway, Matt Duncan, Selena Mykenzie Gordon, Ash Winkfield, and Tim Cooper

Stage Manager: Emily Grierson

Assistant Stage Manager: Amanda Kuo
Choreographer: Katie Greer

Set design by Vinny Mraz

Costume design by Sharon Combs

Social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols will remain in place

What to expect at a Shake on the Lake Show?

• All shows are 90 minutes (or less) without an intermission

• Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended for all venues

• All ages welcome

• Selected shows have student performances before

• Selected shows have an Actor Talkback after

• All shows begin with live pre-show music, you are not late if you hear music

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