announces its 2012 - 2013 season
In three locations with four productions the professional Austin Shakespeare company will bring audiences comedy and romance with Noel Coward's Design for Living and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at the Rollins Theater, plus teens in Shakespeare’s beautiful story of parents and their youngsters Romeo and Juliet at the Curtain Theater.
Design for Living
November 7 – 25, 2012
at the Long Center’s Rollins Theater. From one of the world’s most popular wits, a provocative story of three friends who engage in a complicated, comic, and loving, relationship.
Pride and Prejudice
February 6 – 24, 2013
at the Long Center’s Rollins Theater. A new adaptation of one of literature’s most beloved romances involving the proud Mr. Darcy and the clever Elizabeth Bennett. Features extensive 19th century ballroom dance. The new version by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan has been enormously successful at regional theaters around the U.S. recently especially at Oregon Shakespeare.
The Winter’s Tale
May 1-26, 2013
FREE Shakespeare in the Park at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. A dark romance fueled by the war between jealousy and joy, set in Latin America, staged with tango choreographed by Monica Caivano of Esquina Tango and culminating at Carnaval in Rio.
Romeo and Juliet
June 20-30, 2013
at Richard Garriott’s replica of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theater off City Park Rd. (FM 2222 & Loop 360). Our fifth year with a new company of teen actors who competitively audition for this production directed and designed by professionals. Teen actors for this 6-week intensive program are selected through open auditions.
ABOUT AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE: Founded in 1984 and the only professional classical theater company in Central Texas, Austin Shakespeare presents professional theatre of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the public performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking, and eminently accessible, connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today. Austin Shakespeare’s ongoing “Shakespeare Aloud” reading group and “Artist’s Way” sessions invite new participates weekly. Austin Shakespeare’s education program 20/20 sends professional actors into the schools to encourage love of language. Austin Shakespeare is a proud member of the Austin Creative Alliance.