Little Revolt Presents Shakes Fest 2019

Free Family Event

When: Sunday, July 21, 2019

Time: 1 pm until 5:30 pm

Where: The Curtiss Mansion (500 Deer Run Miami Springs FL 33166)

Admission and Parking: FREE!

Click here to view photos from the 2018 Shakes Fest.

This is a mostly indoor event, so it will proceed in the event of rain. However, some events may be changed or cancelled if it rains.

Special Shows and Workshops:

Performances in the Living Room . . .

1:30 PM — THE TEMPEST live show by Little Revolt (45 minutes).

2:30 PM — SINGING SENIORS SING-A-LONG. Pay tribute to the Bard with song, featuring performers from the Miami Springs Senior Center. (30 minutes)

3:30 PM — STORYTELLING: Join us for a tale of woe (and fur.) Romeow and Drooliet (30 minutes)

4:30 PM — THE TEMPEST live show by Little Revolt (repeat of 1:30 pm performance, 45 minutes.)

Workshops in the Carriage House . . .

2:20 PM — OLD ENGLISH DANCE LESSONS featuring Juliana Arias from Exclusive Event Games (recommended for ages 7 and up, 50 minutes.)

3:20 PM — STAGE COMBAT LESSONS featuring Ralph Wakefield from the Pelican Playhouse (recommended for ages 9 and up, 50 minutes.)

Two performances of The Tempest — at 1:30 and 4:30 pm. Join us!

All Day Activities (from 1 pm until 5:15 pm):

  • Prospero’s Library (Art Activities) — Join local teaching artist Birgit Scaglione and friends. Design a page for Prospero’s magic book, create your own tempest in a bottle, and color scenes from Shakespeare’s imagination. Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. (while supplies last, age limits may apply for some activities). Location: Second floor (indoors)

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

  • Caricatures by Ana Alvarez (2 pm – 4 pm). Location: Second floor (indoors)

  • Coconut Nerf Archery — We’re paying tribute to both Shakespeare & Glenn Curtiss. Archery was a popular sport in Shakespeare’s time, and Curtiss played archery golf using coconuts. Location: Outdoors (back yard garden area)

  • Bear Toss – Try your hand at tossing a Bear into the Basket! This activity pays homage to Shakespeare’s most famous stage direction, “Exit, pursued by a bear” (from A Winter’s Tale). Location: Outdoors (back yard garden area)

  • Fairy Garden – Can find all ten magical fairies? Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Location: Outdoors (back yard barbecue area)

  • Student Art Gallery – View student artwork inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Location: On display in the Carriage House, indoors (first floor).

To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Sam Chesser (305-712-7151, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711(Florida Relay Service).

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Little Revolt’s Shakes Fest is made possible with the support of these organizations:

  • Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

  • State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

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

  • AssureASmile (and DR. Ted Herrmann) family holistic dentistry

  • Leonard Real Estate Group

  • Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

  • Brain Freeze Nitrogen Ice Cream + Yogurt Lab

  • marketing, planning, creativity workshops, 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.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.