William Shakespeare Milwaukee-Based Summit Players Take the Bard On the Road for Forth Summer Season By Mitch Teich • Jul 12, 2018 SUMMIT PLAYERS THEATRE / FACEBOOK.COM For local Bard enthusiasts, summertime means a full slate of Shakespeare in parks throughout Wisconsin, thanks to the Summit Players. The Milwaukee-based troupe has been performing Shakespearian plays at an ever-growing roster of Wisconsin State Parks for four seasons. 'King Lear' on a Diet: Alchemist Theatre Premieres Slimmed-Down Shakespeare By Bonnie North & Nathan Royster • Jul 16, 2013 Daniel DiMarco/Flickr Listen Listening... / Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews members of The Alchemist Theatre about their new production of "King Lear." King Lear comes to Bay View's Kadish Park. As You Like It: Optimist Theatre Performs in New Space By Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North • Jul 11, 2013 alluvium_journal.org Listen Listening... / 13:14 Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tom Reed and Kristin Hammargren of Optimist Theatre. It's summer and time for Shakespeare in the Park. The Optimist Theatre has a new production - and a new home.