Little Revolt's Miami Midsummer ShakesFestival

Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: The Curtiss Mansion, 500 Deer Run Miami Springs FL 33166


Party Like It’s 1599! Join us at the beautiful historic Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs for our FREE family event, the Miami Midsummer ShakesFestival.


  • 2:00-2:30 PM — SHAKES SCENES featuring Actors from the Miami Springs Senior Center. Location: Living Room

  • 2:30-3:00 PM — STORYTELLING WITH MR. RALPH: A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring Ralph Wakefield from the Pelican Playhouse. Location: Living Room

  • 3:00-3:59 PM — OLD ENGLISH DANCE LESSONS featuring Juliana Arias from Exclusive Event Games. Location: Carriage House (Please note: Space is limited for this activity.)

  • 4:00-4:59 PM — STAGE COMBAT LESSONS featuring Sergio Luis Yanes, Hand to Hand & Armed Fight Choreographer since 1997, with Assistant Denise Scholle. Location: Carriage House (Please note: Space is limited for this activity.)

  • 5:00 PM — HAMLET DUMB DUMB SHOW: A Zany 20-Minute Comedy Performance of Hamlet. Location: Living Room

The Sonneteers!

Visit with our wandering actor troupe. If you’re really nice to them, they might read you a poem (periodically, throughout the day).

Fun All Day Activities:

1:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Art Activities — Be creative! Join local teaching artist Birgit Scaglione and friends in our Midsummer art activities. Make your own Elizabethan ruff or draw Shakespeare emojis. Plus, there’s Shakespeare stencil art, word art, and more. Location: Second floor (indoors)

  • Fairy Garden – Use the activity card, and see if you can find all ten fairies. Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Location: Outdoor barbecue area (back yard)

  • Nerf Archery – Hit the Coconut, Get a Sticker. We’re paying tribute to both Shakespeare AND Glenn Curtiss who built the Curtiss Mansion. Archery was a popular sport in Shakespeare’s time, and Curtiss played archery golf using coconuts. Location: Outdoors in the Grove

  • Bear Toss – Toss a Bear into the Basket!

    This activity haves fun with Shakespeare’s most famous stage direction, “Exit, pursued by a bear” (from A Winter’s Tale). In our activity, you’re the bear! Location: Outdoors in the Grove

  • Costume Trunk – Play Dress Up! Visit our costume trunk, try on a costume, and take a selfie. Location: Second floor (outdoor terrace)

Please note: Most of the scheduled events will be held indoors, rain or shine. However, the Nerf Archery, Teddy Bear Toss and Fairy Garden activities are scheduled for outdoors. In the event of rain, the outdoor acitivites are subject to change or cancellation.

Thank You to Our Supporters!

ShakesFestival is made possible with the support of these organizations:

  • Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

  • The Curtiss Mansion, former home of aviation pioneer and inventor Glenn H. Curtiss

  • AssureASmile family holistic dentistry

  • Doral Lincoln

  • Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza

  • Leonard Real Estate Group

  • marketing, planning, and teambuilding


With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.