| 2014 Season |
Shakespeare in the Park: June 4-8 | At the Conant: June 14-29
This pastoral comedy features one of Shakespeare’s most vibrant heroines, Rosalind, who falls suddenly and madly in love with the dashing Orlando. When she is banished from the court by her devious uncle, Duke Frederick, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy named Ganymede and flees with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone to the magical Forest of Arden, where the lives of all who enter are transformed. After Orlando also arrives there, Arden abounds with life, beauty, and yes, a whole lotta love. Jaques, an Arden transplant, famously muses:
"All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages..."
This British adaptation of Goldoni’s famous Commedia play, Servant of Two Masters, is a laugh-out-loud mix of satire, song, slapstick comedy, and biting one-liners.
1740s Italy has been replaced with 1960s Brighton, England. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes separately employed by two men-Roscoe Crabbe and a local gangster Stanley Stubber. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother—who’s been killed by her boyfriend, who is none other than Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket—but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple, right?
Based on the fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm, The Frog Prince is a tale of selfishness, redemption and love. After losing her golden ball deep in a well, a beautiful princess promises her friendship to the frog that retrieves it for her. However, once she has what she wants, the girl leaves the frog behind. The frog, however, pursues her home. Once her father the king finds out about the princess's broken promise, he insists she keep her vow and befriend the frog. Disgusted, the Princess begrudgingly agrees, only to discover this frog is more than meets the eye.
A fun and beautiful story about the value of integrity, The Frog Prince is a delightful retelling of this classic tale—fun for all ages!
In Shakespeare’s rousing telling of one of the grandest, most patriotic moments in early British History, Henry V follows the young king in an epic war to lay claim to France. Bringing with him only a small invasion force, Henry and his men face daunting odds in their quest for victory. On the eve of the incredible battle of Agincourt, the young King disguises himself as a common soldier and mingles with his men to learn of their hopes and fears and to offer them “a little touch of Harry in the night”. This powerful, adventurous and moving story reminds us of the power of the human spirit, brotherhood and patriotism. Get caught up in the magnificent St. Crispin’s Day speech and join Henry V and his band of brothers on their journey to victory.
Join Georgia Shakespeare in celebrating a treasured British tradition in our Holiday Panto! The history of the panto can be traced back to Greek theatre, but this holiday ritual is considered to be distinctly British. Panto uses song and dance, slapstick comedy, elaborate costuming and exaggerated makeup to tell strong stories of good battling evil. Panto frequently feature re-imagined fairy tales or pop culture references.
Join us for Atlanta’s newest holiday celebration—you will not be disappointed!
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