First Fridays brings Billy Shakespeare to life for kids

The New Year’s first First Friday for Families will be held Jan. 4th at The Commons. The free and family-friendly performance will be “The Magical Mind of Billy Shakespeare” performed by Mill Race Theatre Company

The performance is a light-hearted, engaging introduction to Shakespeare’s plays, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard III. Young “Billy” Shakespeare will take the audience through the ideas he has for plays. First Fridays for Families are organized by the Columbus Area Arts Council to introduce young audiences to a variety of performing arts.

First Fridays For Families start at 6 p.m. at The Commons. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The series is free due to the sponsorship of Old National Bank and the City of Columbus.

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