Photo courtesy of Shakespeare Dallas.

Shakespeare Dallas has been putting on performances for the past 50 years, and its summer season just started.

The company began in July 1972 with a showing of “An Evening of Shakespeare” at Fair Park. Now, performances are put on at Samuell-Grand Amphitheater at Samuell-Grand Park, 1500 Tenison Parkway.

This year, the opening plays are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. The former began June 15, and neighbors can still catch it through July 23. The Tempest begins June 22, and performances will last through July 22. Tickets are available here.

Dog parents can bring their pups with them to see A Midsummer’s Night Dream on June 26 or The Tempest on July 15.

Seating is outdoors on the lawn, so a lawn chair or blanket is recommended. The park allows for outside food and BYOB.

“We are thrilled to have two of Shakespeare’s greatest works as part of our summer season, welcoming our audience to a summer of magic for the 50th anniversary,” says Raphael Parry, the executive and artistic director at Shakespeare Dallas.

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