Plays in the Park is a new program developed by the Alpena Downtown Development Authority and Thunder Bay Theatre. Launched in Fall 2017, Plays in the Park is a program that offers free, outdoor theater performances in downtown public spaces. Over the next five years, the Alpena DDA plans to sponsor one free performance in the fall (a Shakespeare production) and one in the spring (a Great American Play).

The mission of Plays in the Park is to:

Provide free, professional theatre performances to the Alpena community

Promote artistic and cultural opportunities within Downtown Alpena

Highlight Downtown Alpena as an arts and cultural destination

The first ever Plays in the Park event is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017 beginning at 6 pm in the Carter Street parking lot, next to the Holiday Inn Express on the river. Bring a lawn chair, some blankets, a warm beverage, and enjoy a free, outdoor performance of Hamlet under the stars!

For more information, visit Downtown Alpena or Thunder Bay Theatre on Facebook.