Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shrew: the Musical is so hot, they had to add an extra performance!

We can attest, this is a fantastic play and a must-see! You will laugh, enjoy, have fun, tap your toes... We're looking at our calendar to see if there's a way we can squeeze it in a second time!!! - AAG

Here's the info:

Georgia Shakespeare's Summer Festival closes August 8 with TWO performances of Shrew: the Musical

There is only a week and half left to catch our 25th Anniversary Summer Festival, including out smash hit musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

Originally set to close following a matinee performance on Sunday, August 8, demand for Shrew: the Musical has prompted us to add an additional evening show at 7:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to see the show that critics have called the "summer crowd-pleaser" (AJC) that is "sure to have you dancing in your seat." (Atl Insider)



Only a week and a half to catch the flagship Summer Festival...

There's something for every classic theatre lover in our 2010 summer repertory. Romance, adventure, and the world's greatest drama. Catch these other magnificent performances before they're gone!

King Lear

The AJC called this production "ravishing and nearly perfect."

"A good deal of the credit must go to Tim McDonough's Lear, who brings such formidable presence to the character that his spirit permeates the room even when he's offstage. McDonough is the genuine article..." (AJC)

See Shakespeare's masterpiece as you have never seen it before - or will ever see it again - through August 7 only.

Only 5 performances remain:
Wednesday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 1 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Closing Saturday, August 7 at 8:00 p.m.


Love's Labour's Lost

This rarely-performed romantic gem "illustrate[s] the heart's timeless ability to cause sensible people to behave foolishly, but they also find words and melodies that evoke love's transcendent power." (Creative Loafing)

This beautifully staged ensemble piece brings the Bard's love story to life. Fall on love with Love's Labour's Lost through August 5.

Only 3 performances remain:
Saturday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Closing Friday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m.


The Legend of the Sword in the Stone

An adventure for the whole family!

Theatre lovers of all ages are mystified by our Family Classics Series presentation of The Legend of the Sword in the Stone. Catch this magical adaptation of TH White's beloved tale of the young King Arthur through August 7.

Audiences are saying:
"I LOVED IT!" - Megan, age 4 from Dunwoody
"It was awesome." - Mary Grace, age 9 from Alpharetta
"Excellent story - the actors were brilliant, funny - the best!" - Robert, parent from Dunwoody

10 performances remain:
Tuesday through Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. with additional shows
Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. and
Saturday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.


An update from Richard Garner on our rise to the challenge...

I am proud to announce that with just a little under two weeks to go in the summer season, Georgia Shakespeare has raised $40,000 toward our $50,000 challenge.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed and helped us make it this far. I also encourage anyone who loves the artist-driven, world-class theatre we strive to bring to the stage year after year who hasn't given so far this year, to lend a hand in getting us to the finish line.

Remember, a new or increased gift in any amount helps us meet the challenge. Plus, when you give to the challenge grant, we will double your donor benefits - a $50 donation will get you all the benefits of a $100 donor and a $500 donation will get you all of the benefits of being a $1000 donor.

With just $10,000 remaining, we have just a short distance left to go! Help us send out our 25th Anniversary Summer with a bang by reaching our goal by August 8.

As always, thanks for being a part of Georgia Shakespeare.

Georgia Shakespeare
the professional theatre in residence at
Oglethorpe University
Conant Performing Arts Center
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319-2797

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