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West Side Story (1961) – Bard’s Birthday Bash

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival presents the Bard’s Birthday Bash, where patrons and donors will enjoy a fabulous hors d’oeuvres buffet and a slice of birthday cake while bidding on an array of items donated by local community partners. After the reception, attendees will be treated to a screening of West Side Story (1961).


Reception at 2:30PM.
Film at 4PM.


West Side Story
USA 1961, 152 min, Dir: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.



April 23, 2023
4:00 pm
Reception + Film - $55 / Film only - $15