Cookeville –Log in to www.wcte.org on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. for an entire evening of Shakespeare as WCTE partners with the Cookeville Performing Arts Center (CPAC) to stream Shakespeare in the Park’s Much Ado About Nothing, live from Dogwood Park in Cookeville. In addition to the play, see local Shakespearean experts discuss the production with Director Kim Frick-Welker and other special guests from the local theatre community.
WCTE received a grant from PBS to live-stream and air Shakespeare in the Park to compliment the Shakespeare Uncovered series that debuts on PBS in October. Presented by the Cookeville Performing Arts Center and the Cookeville Department of Leisure Services, Cultural Arts Division, Shakespeare in the Park’s Much Ado About Nothing is a perfect complimentary piece to the PBS series.
“We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to shoot this live production in Dogwood Park in partnership with CPAC,” said Brent Clark, Director of Content at WCTE. “Receiving the PBS grant gives WCTE the capability to do this special project and allows everyone to watch online and see the amazing talent we have right here in the Upper Cumberland.”
Shakespeare in the Park is free and open to the public. Much Ado About Nothing show dates are Sept. 28 – 30 and Oct. 1 – 6, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening at Dogwood Park. Shakespeare Uncovered will air on WCTE each Friday night in October beginning on Oct. 12 with Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt at 8 p.m., followed by The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham at 9 p.m. Visit wcte.org/schedule for a complete list of Shakespeare Uncovered programming.
Rain dates for the live stream are Wednesday, Oct. 3 or Thursday, Oct. 4, and WCTE will broadcast the edited version of Shakespeare in the Park’s Much Ado About Nothing sometime during the week of Thanksgiving.
For more information contact WCTE at 931-528-2222 or CPAC at 528-1313.
WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for 40 years as the region’s premier storyteller, and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, TN. WCTE is a proud strategic partner with educators, health services, government, arts and music organizations across the Upper Cumberland. WCTE is a 501-(c) 3, and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.