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Shakespeare on the Green opens Friday night

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Friends, Romans, countryman, lend me your ears. Starting Friday the seats at Greenfield Lake Park Amphitheater will be filled with Shakespeare lovers. Cast and crew are setting up shop. Now in its 16th season, the Shakespeare on the Green series at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater is a major summer attraction.

"I've always been interested in acting and I'd never done Shakespeare before," said stage actor Paul Teal.

Teal is in this summer's production of the bard's "Taming of the Shrew" and "A Comedy of Errors." "To be accepted into something that I've never done before was definitely cool," said Teal.

Keeping cool, as temperatures rise could be a bit of a challenge. Back in 1993 this was just a concrete stage and actors had to brave the warm temperatures by using fans, but thanks to recent renovations they no longer have to. That's because they can go backstage to air conditioned dressing rooms.

Producer Cherri McKay said, "It's exciting to know that we're in a newly renovated theater and it will it enhance it for us and the audience." Shakespeare on the green is free and open to the public. "Taming of the Shrew" kicks off the summer series Friday at 8 p.m.

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