Thursday, February 4, 2016

BALTIMORE SHAKESPEARE FACTORY’S 2016 SEASON CELEBRATES 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARD’S DEATH

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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.

Join us!

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 Colleg
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  • 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 april.forrer@theshakespearefactory.com

    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