The Winter’s Tale in OP (original pronunciation)
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) is delighted to present its 2016 season. It is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and to honor this momentous year, BSF continues to bring ground-breaking productions of the Bard’s plays to the Baltimore/Washington area. This year’s offerings include a rarely performed play by one of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Thomas Dekker, and the return of OP.
This April, BSF presents Shakespeare’s fairytale of jealousy, loss, redemption and love. The Winter’s Tale, will be performed in Original Pronunciation (OP) as Shakespeare heard it. The play follows in the footsteps of BSF's well-received and historic production of The Merchant of Venice which opened the 2015 season.
BSF is excited to welcome the acclaimed Shakespearean actor, director and professor, James Keegan, as Guest Director for The Winter’s Tale.
WHEN: April 1 - 24, 2016 with a free, pre-show lectures series every Saturday at 7 pm. Fridays and Saturday performances begin at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 4 pm.
WHERE: The Great Hall at St. Mary’s in Hampden, 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Free Saturday Pre-Show Lecture Series, 7:00 p.m.
- April 2
James Keegan, Actor/Professor/Director
- April 9
Thomas Delise, Founding and Artistic Director, BSF
- April 16
Kathryn M. Moncrief, Ph.D., Chair and Professor
Department of English, Washington College
- April 23, Special time! 6:30 p.m.
A Special Party Celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday and 400th Anniversary of his death!
Come for Champagne and Cake
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) is a nonprofit organization that entertains, educates, and enriches the Baltimore community by creating performances that inspire audiences with the wonder of William Shakespeare’s plays and language.
In order to achieve this mission, BSF has the following strategic priorities:
to produce the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries by re-creating, as closely as possible, the staging conditions of Shakespeare’s time, such as doubling, cross-gender casting, and the use of universal lighting so interaction can occur between the audience and the actors
to revive works written in the Elizabethan/Jacobean period that have become overshadowed in our time by Shakespeare
to present these works with unparalleled quality of language, intent, and focus so that the audience effortlessly understands each word and the full spectrum of meaning in these masterpieces
to obtain the funding to produce our two summer shows to be enjoyed free of charge by all who wish to see them
to perform one production of Shakespeare’s work each season in original pronunciation (OP), the accent of 16th-century England, so Baltimore audiences can experience these works as the audiences of Shakespeare’s time would have heard them
to maintain a vibrant education program that consists of summer camps, children’s troupes, lectures, and workshops and classes for people of all ages