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2014 Season

“…indisputably the best Shakespeare festival in Texas.” Austin American Statesman

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare

directed by Deb Alley

June 26; July 3, 5, 11*, 13*, 18, 20, 24*, 26*

One of Shakespeare’s later romances, Cymbeline is filled with memorable characters – a treacherous villain, a virtuous heroine, a jealous husband, an evil queen, and her detestable but comical son. Cinematic in structure, Cymbeline is similar to a modern-day romance-thriller, moving between several locations as  it tells more than one story about the triumph of love and truth over selfishness, jealousy, and falsehood.

 

Noises Off

by Michael Frayn

directed by Raymond Caldwell

June 27; July 4*, 6*, 11, 13, 17*, 19*, 24 , 26

Since its debut in 1982, Noises Off has become one of the most-produced comedies of all time. Frank Rich of the New York times called it “the funniest play written in my lifetime.” This side-splitting farce is about a third-rate theatre company performing a touring production of a pointless comedy called “Nothing On.”  Their neurotic personalities, fractured relationships, and backstage misbehavior combine to create an evening of absolute mayhem and constant laughter.

 

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

directed by Steve Tague

June 28; July 4, 6, 10*, 12*, 17, 19, 25*, 27*

Known throughout the world as a true dramatic masterpiece, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and dramatic plays. Frightening, suspenseful, and profound, it is an unforgettable morality play about the consequences of unbridled ambition and the lust for power. Macbeth is a brief but powerful, full of unforgettable characters, imagery, and poetry.

 

My Fair Lady

book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner / music by Frederick Loewe

directed and choreographed by Ann Nieman

music direction by Arnold Sherman

June 29; July 3*, 5*, 10, 12, 18*, 20*, 25, 27

My Fair Lady, written in 1956, is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and, in many people’s opinion, is actually more satisfying than its original source. Written by the talented duo who wrote Brigadoon, Pint Your Wagon, and Camelot, My Fair Lady is simply irresistible. The romantic “Cinderella” story, the music and lyrics, the visual spectacle – everything about it is beautiful. My Fair Lady is an icon of the American musical theatre, and perhaps the best musical ever written.

 

a children’s production

by Jason Richards

directed by Jason Richards

July 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 10:00 AM

 

 

Come join us for our 29th season!

Tickets go on sale to current TSF Guild Members on May 21st and to the general public on May 24th. TSF Ticket Office 903.983.8601 / on-line at www.TexasShakespeare.com

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2014 TSF production of Camelot

Clark Stevens as Polonius and Matthew Simpson as Hamlet, 2011 Season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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