Behind the scenes at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Without Further Ado…Our 12/13 Season!

Last night at our Season Announcement presentation we divulged what’s coming up for you next year. Here they are!

Signature Series
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged): September 12- October 7
Race: October 10-November 11
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol”: November 28-December 30
Othello: January 23-March 16, 2013
Sense and Sensibility: February 6-March 17
Titus Andronicus: March 27-April 28

New Studio Series
The Exit Interview: September 27-October 21
The Odyssey: February 14-March 17, 2013

TYA Series
Cinderella: June 21-July 29
A Year with Frog and Toad: October 18-November 17
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day: April 4-May 5, 2013

We are beyond thrilled to get started on this jam-packed season!

Signature Show Descriptions (as cited from the brochure)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield
Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in a wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter. Through an irreverent, fast-paced romp, these pranksters introduce you to Shakespeare via a cooking show, a football game, and even a rap song! Prior knowledge of the Bard? Unnecessary!

*Race
by David Mamet
Fresh off Broadway, this high-voltage drama tackles the most incendiary topic of our time. Three attorneys, two black and one white, are called on to represent a wealthy white man charged with assaulting a young black woman. With the palpable tension of a fierce cross-examination and no shortage of wry humor, Race fearlessly challenges our perceptions of race, guilt, justice, and truth.

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol”
by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Junior
When the ladies of the Farndale Dramtic Society get their hands on A Christmas Carol, anything can happen and it does. Missing actors, a special appearance by Santa Claus, a few show-stopping tunes, and audience participation guarantee a night the entire family will never forget. This raucously funny play-within-a-play is perfect for all ages.

*Othello
by William Shakespeare
Othello, a celebrated general, yet an outsider, defies social convention and marries Desdemona, a Ventian aristocrat. Enter Othello’s most trusted lieutenant, the “honest” Iago, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a spider web of half-truths, scandal is fueled – families and friendships destroyed – until a “trifle light as air” tragically unravels them all.

Sense and Sensibility
Adapted by Jon Jory
When a lack of luck makes for difficult marriage prospects, the Dashwood sisters set sail on the volatile seas of courtship. The sisters soon discover that neither reserved Elinor’s common sense nor Marianne’s impulsive passion offers the key to happiness. Scandalous secrets, burning betrayals, and unexpected twists line the path to true love in this fresh adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.

*Titus Andronicus
by William Shakespeare
Shocking, savage, and outrageously entertaining – Titus Andronicus is a catacylsmic cycle of revenge between the families of Titus, the great Roman general, and Tamora, the sadistic Queen of the Goths. Each of their barbarous and diabolical acts begets more brutal acts of retaliation. Theatrically vivid and surprisingly moving, Titus Andronicus is what a summer blockbuster would be if it were written by the world’s great genius of language and theater.

(*Shows may contain adult language, onstage violence, and/or sexual innuendo. Suitable for older teens and adults.)

For more information of the other shows and tickets, please visit http://orlandoshakes.org/plays-events/24th-season.html.

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