College of Liberal Arts

The American Shakespeare Center Performs on Campus

Thursday Feb 23, 2012 7:00 PM | Student Activity Center’s Black Box Theater

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The American Shakespeare Center will return to Austin for its third annual visit to the University of Texas campus. Direct from the stage of the American Shakespeare Center's celebrated Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre, the ASC touring troupe brings Renaissance drama to life in exciting and accessible performances.

Wed, February 22, 7:00pm
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s theatrical spell is powerful enough to make audiences of all ages believe in anything. Shakespeare’s mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies, and rude mechanicals is his tribute to humankind’s power of imagination.
 
Thurs, February 23, 7:00pm
 
'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford
 
John Ford’s brilliant re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet leads audiences deep into a story of passion, lust, vengeance, greed, incest, and murder. After almost 400 years, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’s tale of forbidden love remains controversial, shocking, and theatrically spellbinding.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online in advance through the Shakespeare at Winedale web site. (www.shakespeare-winedale.org)  Seating is limited, so advance ticket purchase is recommended.
 
The theatre will open for seating at 7:00 pm. At this time, live pre-show music will also begin. The performance will begin at 7:30 pm. Seats for the performances are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so audience members are encouraged to arrive early, take their seats, and enjoy the music.
 
There will be a post-show discussion with members of the company immediately after A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
 
This visit is made possible by the English Department, Shakespeare at Winedale, SHOUT, the Mary Lu Joynes Endowment in the Plan II Honors Program, the School of Undergraduate Studies, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the study of Core Texts and Ideas, the Center for European Studies, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and the Department of Theatre and Dance.
 
For more information, contact:
Liz Fisher, Program Coordinator
Shakespeare at Winedale
512.471.4726
lfisher@mail.utexas.edu

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