FREE Shakespeare at The Barn at MoRA this fall

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Shepherd Shakespeare Co. and ATC present “Twelfth Night”

Sponsored by Levine Properties and MoRA, with special funding from North Carolina Arts Council.

Special thanks to CPCC, Emily McCurdy, and our ATC family.


MoRA is proud to announce FREE Shakespeare for ALL — at The Barn at MoRA this fall. It would be a tragedy if you missed it! Bring the family over for this hilarious version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Twelfth Night, produced by the talented cast and crew of Shepherd Shakespeare Co.

Everyone is welcome!

Join us for shows at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 24 – Oct. 30, 2022.  Update: Due to soggy conditions, performances are cancelled for Oct. 1 & 2

Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare around 1601

Plot Summary

After the twins Sebastian and Viola survive a shipwreck, neither knows that the other is alive. Viola goes into service with Count Orsino of Illyria, disguised as a young man, ‘Cesario.’ Orsino sends Cesario to woo the Lady Olivia on his behalf, but Olivia falls in love with Cesario. Viola, in the meantime, has fallen in love with Orsino.

But mistaken identities, lovesick suitors and trickery abounds, so come prepared for much more!

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Twlefth Night Cast _ SSCo

Under the trees

“It’s the first time that Shakespeare will be performed in the Monroe Road area, and we’re excited to help make it happen — especially in such a beautiful outdoor setting,” says Kathy Hill, chair of MoRA.

Trees at The Barn at MoRA

“Twelfth Night is a comedy, and a great first Shakespeare play to see. We hope that families will come out and really enjoy themselves.”

The stage is under a canopy of tall trees, next to a 100-year old dairy barn and silos.


  • Location: 8300 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. from Sept. 24 to Oct. 30, 2022
  • Runtime: 90-minutes
  • FREE parking
  • Bring your own chair or blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy!

Who is Shepherd Shakespeare Company?

Shepherd Shakespeare Company believes in “bringing the joy and wonder of the Bard’s timeless stories to all people. We believe the plays of Shakespeare are a shared cultural inheritance and should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone. We share this magic through performance and education.”

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SSCo was founded by a husband and wife team—Chester and Katy Shepherd—who share a love of theatre and performing for audiences of all ages. Having lived in Charlotte, NC for 8 years, they feel fortunate to work often with a number of wonderful companies in the Queen City. Now they want to bring their love of Shakespeare to as many people and places as possible. With a big passion for children and education, they strive to bring Shakespeare to areas where it might not normally be available.

Monroe Road Advocates (MoRA) is grassroots group of volunteers from Monroe Road neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, and schools. We’re connecting community in the corridor from Lupie’s/7th Street to NC-51.