Marathon reading of Shakespeare’s sonnets set for April 23

April is Shakespeare’s birthday month (not to mention National Poetry Month), and Riverside Theatre and the City of Literature will celebrate by highlighting literary masterpieces rarely explored on stage: the Bard’s 154-poem sonnet cycle.

This public reading will take place on the Iowa City downtown Pedestrian Mall’s Weatherdance Fountain Stage on Sunday, April 23, from 1-3:30 p.m. We welcome all members of our community to sign up for a reading slot.

Volunteers will be notified at least a week before the event with their assigned time and sonnets.

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