Friday, June 10, 2011

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OPENS JUNE 10

WHEN: June 10 - July 24, 2011
WHERE:
PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City
TICKETS: Adults on Thursday and Fridays: $28 online ($32 at the gate)
Adults on Saturdays and Sundays: $32 online ($36 at the gate)
Seniors: $25
Students under 25 (Thursdays and Fridays ONLY): $15
Kids under 19: (limited to 2 free kids for each paying adult): FREE
TICKET OFFICE: 410.313.8661

Jose Guzman and Molly Moores lead a group of fairies of all ages in this magical fantasy. Picture Theseus as a ringmaster, the rude mechanicals as carney barkers, and the fairies as circus performers and you’ll have a good idea what this vibrant production is like.

As always, bring a picnic and a bottle of wine—or purchase prepared food from Kloby’s. Arrive early—the gates open 90 minutes prior to show time for the Show Before The Show— this year expanded to include two stages of performances and activities. Family-friendly Sundays will be especially busy with storytelling, face painting, bubbles and carnival activities for the kids. Don’t forget the traditional Sunday maypole dance during intermission—it’s a chance for young theater fans to get up on our stage!

Don't forget to bring water. Summer evenings in Maryland can be hot, and you'll just have a better time if you're well hydrated.

EXTENDED VERSIONS SCHEDULED

Extended Versions are a great way to get more in-depth information about the plays and about Shakespeare and the CSC company. Visiting scholars, directors and CSC folks come and talk with patrons about their thoughts and experiences, usually about the play you'll be seeing that evening. Extended Versions start at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, June 18: A Midsummer Night's Dream discussion with Dr. Jacob Neil

Saturday, July 2: Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) OK, this Extended Version isn't really about this play. Instead, Education Director, Dr. Kevin Costa, one of the most passionate talkers about Shakespeare will, well, simply chat with you. Lots of fun!

Saturday, July 16: A Midsummer Night's Dream discussion with CSC's regular visiting scholar, Dr. Dan Collins