Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green

Cape Fear Shakespeare presents Shakespeare on the Green at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington featuring Love’s Labour’s Lost.


One of The Bard’s earliest comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost follows the King of Navarre and his three lords (Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine), who swear an oath to scholarship, which includes fasting and avoiding contact with women for three years. Chaos ensues.  A hormone-driven battle of wits and genders: Letters are misdelivered, disguises are donned, secret soliloquies are overheard by others, and a few fools to keep the humor high. The production is directed by Zeb Mims.

Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green – in association with the City of Wilmington – is among Wilmington’s most anticipated summer traditions since its beginnings in 1993. The Shakespeare festival opens June 6 and continues throughout the month, and is free to the publicPlaying to hundreds of residents and visitors, it offers a great family evening underneath the stars, and an unmatched spirit of community in one of Wilmington’s most beloved parks. 

Visitors to Historic Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast can experience and enjoy these live productions at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Located in the heart of Wilmington on the lake’s edge, the stage is surrounded by stately moss-draped cypress trees and well-manicured gardens of Greenfield Park

In addition, the Cape Fear Shakespeare Youth Company will be celebrating it’s 15th season performing Shakespeare on a Midsummer Eve, an original adaptation of some of Shakespeare’s most beloved work directed by Cherri McKay.

Doors open at 6:30PM and all performances are staged at 8PM. While admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. Picnics welcomed and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

2019 Performance Dates:

Love’s Labour’s Lost

June 6, 7, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Shakespeare on a Midsummer Eve

June 8, 11, 12, 13, 19, 25, 26, 27


Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 399-2878