Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Georgia Shakespeare's 2009 Season At a Glance

A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare
Directed by John DillonJune 10 - July 31, 2009
Tickets: $15 - $45
Preview performances: June 10 & 11 at 8:00 p.m. (tickets $12)
Opening Night: June 12 at 8:00 p.m.
About the play: When the Fairy King Oberon decides to meddle in the affairs of the foolish mortals - and immortals - that inhabit a moonlit forest, the magical potion of one little flower causes an awful lot of mayhem in Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jasson Minadakis
June 25 - August 1
Tickets: $15 - $45
Preview performance: June 25 at 8:00 p.m. (tickets $12)
Opening Night: June 26 at 8:00 p.m.
About the play: A family gathering to celebrate "Big Daddy" Pollitt's birthday unveils long-kept secrets and schemes to gain a share of Big Daddy's wealthy Southern estate. Tennessee Williams' story of a Southern family in crisis has become a true American classic. Parental discression is advised.

Titus Andronicus
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard Garner
July 9 - August 2
Tickets: $15 - $45
Preview performance: July 9 at 8:00 p.m. (tickets $12)
Opening Night: July 10 at 8:00 p.m.
About the Play: Shakespeare's most outrageous play, Titus Andronicus is the epic story of a Roman general who returns home in triumph with a perilous war trophy - Goth Queen Tamora - which sets in motion a vicious cycle of revenge and retribution. Titus Andronicus is intended for mature audiences. Parental discression is strongly advised.

Alice in Wonderland
Adapted and directed by Tim Conley and Allen O'Reilly
Based on the book by Lewis Carroll
July 18 - August 1Tuesday - Saturday at 10:00 a.m.July 21 and 28 at 7:00 p.m.Tickets: $10 - $13
Family 4-Pack: $50
Preview performances: July 18 and 21 at 10:00 a.m. (no preview discounts offered)
Opening Night: July 21 at 7:00 p.m.
About the Play: Things get "curiouser and curiouser" for young Alice as she journeys down the rabbit-hole and into a magical world where rabbits talk, Mad Hatters throw tea parties, and the Red Queen is serious about her croquet. Lewis Carroll's classic tale is an adventure for the entire family.

Created and performed by Rick Miller
August 26 - 30
One Week Only!
Tickets: $15 - $45
About the Play: This one-man multi-media vocal spectacular features impressions of over 50 voices from TV's The Simpsons in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth! With a script that remains 85% Shakespeare, MacHomer will leave you "exhausted with laughter" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
October 9 - November 1
Tickets: $15 - $45
Preview performance: October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (tickets $12)
Opening Night: October 10 at 8:00 p.m.
About the Play: A tale of political conspiracy, deceit, and vengeance pulled straight from Rome's rich history. After Brutus and Cassius plot to assassinate the emperor, Julius Caesar, the conspirators are pursued across Italy, climaxing in one final battle.

Visit Georgia Shakespeare's website for a complete calendar of the 2009 season.
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