Friday, September 30, 2011

WRITE YOUR OWN “OUR TOWN” & WIN A FREE TICKET

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Free ticket give-away to
Our Town by Thornton Wilder

WHEN: October 7-30, Thursday through Saturday, 8:00 PM;  Sunday, 5:00 PM
WHERE: Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah’s Lane, Ellicott City
HOW: Be one of the first 35 to submit your story and/or picture of your Our Town production and win 1 free ticket to CSC’s next play.
Once free tickets are gone, participants are eligible for a $10 discount.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Maryland’s leading professional classic theater company, is giving away 1 free ticket to the first 35 people that submit their own stories or photos of a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. This much performed, deeply moving play tells a story unlike any other; now CSC wants to hear your Our Town story.

Submissions will be accepted until October 4th, 2011, only.  Please send your story and/or picture of Our Town to giles@chesapeakeshakespeare.com with the subject line:  MY OUR TOWN.

Once 35 tickets have been given away, participants may receive $10 off the price of a regular adult ticket. Photos and submissions will be posted on Face book, at the CSC website, and displayed at the production.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will present Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning play, October 7-30, 2011.  Show times are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 5:00 PM.  Regular ticket prices range from $15-$36.  

In this “moveable” production the audience will follow the action of the players through the famous haunted ruins, peeking through windows, peering over balconies and occasionally joining the folk of Grover’s Corners under a tree or on a grass covered hill.  Patrons are encouraged to bring flashlights and wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing.

Tickets for Our Town can be purchased online at www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com, by calling 410.313.8661, or immediately prior to the performance at the site box office.  Please note that due to limited capacity, patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. Groups of 10 or more, please call 410.313.8661.  For general information, call the CSC offices at 410.313.8874.

For more information about Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, the upcoming season, and educational tours, visit www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com. Or call 410.313.8874.

Mission:  The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company creates performances and education programs out of great classic theatre.  Classic plays can be awfully good, but only if they speak to their audience and the community in a way that is dynamic, personal, and pleasurable.  We do plays that people like, and we perform them in innovative and intimate ways that intensify the connection between audiences and artists.  We do this because we want to know what makes Shakespeare (and Thornton Wilder) so great—and we ask our audience and our community to explore that question alongside us.