The 10th Anniversary Shakespeare in the Streets: “The Game’s Afoot,” is happening in Downtown St. Louis Sept. 14, 15 and 16 at the corner of 22nd and Olive, and is free to attend.

“Shakespeare in the Streets: The Game’s Afoot”

Written by Benjamin Hochman (award-winning St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist)Based on Shakespeare’s epic Henriad saga and inspired by true stories of soccer in St. Louis SEP 14- 15, at 8:00 p.m. and SAT, SEP 16 at 6:00 p.m.

On Saturday, following the earlier performance at 6 p.m., Fleur De Noise will lead 300 guests (capacity limited. first come, first serve) across the street into CITYPARK and the Moneta Pitch Club. Fans can enjoy snacks, cash bar and a public watch party of the CITY SC vs. HOUSTON DYNAMOS game. The match begins at 7:30 p.m. Guests must show a wristband to enter CITYPARK, which can only be secured at the performance. Space is limited to the first 300 guests in attendance.

Plus an amazing line-up of soccer legends making a special guest appearance on-stage throughout the weekend, including Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. National Team members, current CITY2 player and broadcasters. (See full list and schedule below). 

  • Lori Chalupny Lawson (Thursday, 9/14)St. Louis native and current Head Coach for Women’s Soccer at Maryville University. Lori played soccer at the highest level, including a 2015 World Cup Champion and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist. As a youth, she played for Neirnx Hall and J.B. Marine and is a member of the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame. 
  • William “Ty” Keough (Friday, 9/15 & Saturday, 9/16) is a former professional soccer player, Washington University head coach and MLS announcer. He appeared on the U.S. national team in 1979-1980 and qualified for the 1980 Olympic team. He is the son of Harry Keough, who played on the notable 1950 World Cup team.  
  • John Klein III (Saturday, 9/16) – Missouri-native and second-generation St. Louis major leaguer. John signed with CITY 2 in 2023 and made his debut for CITY SC in the game against Sporting KC. He attended Saint Louis University, where he won many accolades during his college career. 
  • Bill “Mr. Soccer” McDermott  (Thursday-Satruday, 9-14-16) – A household soccer name in St. Louis and announcer for St. Louis University soccer since 1972. As a player, Bill competed with greats and as an announcer for 50 years, he’s covered MLS, World Cups, and Olympic games.
  • Fleur De Noise (Thursday-Saturday, 9-14-16) One of the six official supporter groups for CITY SC and the heartbeat of all home games. They’ll bring an original soccer chant to the show.

Cast: Keating (Falstaff), Thomas Patrick Riley (Hotspur), Jack Kalan (Hal), Summer Bear (Angela), and many others. Creative Team: Scott Neale( Set Designer) 5-time Shakespeare in the Park designer, Shavaré (COSTUME DESIGN) and Bryant Powell (Lighting design).  More info at

This is the 10th production of Shakespeare in the Streets and love letter to the people who live, work and visit our region. So far, we’ve used the well-known works of Shakespeare as a mirror for residents of Cherokee Street, The Grove, Clayton, Old North, Maplewood, Downtown, 24:1, Brussels (IL), The Ville, Bevo Mill, and now our first non-geographic story, soccer.

A past production. Provided.
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