Arts preview: New Players Theater Festival

Jackie Mantey, Columbus Alive

Pack a picnic and some blankets and head to this Hilliard theater company's annual festival of classic scripts.

This year's lineup kicks off this week with "Taming of the Shrew," which will alternate each week with another Shakespeare special, "Henry IV, Part One."

You can purchase $20 tickets for premium seating, but otherwise the show is pay-what-you-want. What better way to celebrate the OG of iambic pentameter?!

Mill Run Amphitheater

8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, June 20-July 28

3500 Mill Run Rd., Hilliard

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