SHAKE 38 schedule of events: www.sfstl.com
ST. LOUIS – Thirty-eight culinary masters will be whipping up some eclectic menu items and calling their creations “38 Eats” as part of one of the most adventurous offerings to date during the eighth annual SHAKE 38, April 19-23, at multiple venues throughout the city.
Each chef, representing a variety of restaurants, will feature a dish inspired by one of the Bard’s 38 plays. The featured menu items will be available for purchase by guests throughout the five-day event at the participating restaurants. Guests are encouraged to visit the participating restaurants to purchase the dishes.
In addition to “38 Eats,” Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is collaborating with the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (www.iphf.org) to showcase each play through 38 photos taken by a selection of some of the city’s most innovative and diverse photographers. The display will be available for viewing at the museum as part of the SHAKE 38 kick-off event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wed., April 19 at the museum. For a list of participating chefs/restaurants and photographers, please visit www.sfstl.com.
“Every year the groups seem to raise the bar in terms of location, participation and creativity, and this year, particularly with ’38 Eats,’ audience members will be eating it up,” said Rick Dildine, artistic and executive director of the Festival. “It’s an incredible opportunity for the community, represented by amateurs and professionals alike, to come together to showcase Shakespeare’s plays through their own creative interpretations.”
Scheduled from April 19-23, with locations throughout St. Louis, SHAKE 38 performances are limited only by one’s imagination. Events are free and nearly all are open to the public. In past years, venues have ranged from cupcake trucks, street corners and parking garages to paddle boats, libraries and empty swimming pools.
SHAKE 38 will be followed by the Festival’s mainstage production of The Winter’s Tale, June 2-25, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. The 2017 season will culminate with the sixth annual Shakespeare in the Streets (Sept. 15-17) in downtown St. Louis.