New Mexico Shakespeare Festival


New Mexico Shakespeare Festival
By Wm. Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Shea Kierst (Hamlet) and Ana Marie Campoy (Twelfth Night O Lo Que Qieras)

Dates: August 27-September 19, 2021
Times: Thu-Sun 7:30pm

Locations: Unless stated otherwise, performances are at New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park.
Where noted:
Vets = NM Veterans Memorial Park, 1100 Louisianna SE
Westside = Westside Open Space Visitors Center, 6500 Coors NW

For more information, see the official website for the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival.


Classical theater joins the urban cityscape of Albuquerque as the City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theatre present The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival with 15 free evening performances at the NM Veterans Memorial on south Louisiana.

William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet and comedy Twelfth Night will include theatrical lighting and sound during the fully-costumed productions. The shows begin at 7:30 pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

In the well-known tragedy, Hamlet, the ghost of the King of Denmark tells his son Hamlet to avenge his murder by killing the new king, Hamlet’s uncle. Hamlet feigns madness, contemplates life and death, and seeks revenge. His uncle, fearing for his life, also devises plots to kill Hamlet. Directed by Peter Shea Kierst, Artistic Director of the Festival. He has been an acclaimed actor, director, and practitioner of theater for many years.

​Twelfth Night is a comedy about a cross-dressing, ship-wreck surviving, poetry-loving girl who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle. Ana Maria Campoy joins us from Seattle to direct this delightful bilingual production, which will be performed in English and Spanish. She has also created bilingual adaptations The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.

Sept 12 Hamlet
Sept 16 Hamlet
Sept 17 Twelfth Night
Sept 18 Hamlet
Sept 19 Twelfth Night



Sep 18 - 21 2021


7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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NM Veterans Memorial Park
1100 Louisiana Blvc. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108

Location 2

Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)
6500 Coors Blvd., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120


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