“…indisputably the best Shakespeare festival in Texas.” Austin American Statesman
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.
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.
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
For more information, contact: Texas Shakespeare Festival 1100 Broadway Kilgore, TX 75662-3299
Festival Administrative Offices: (903) 983-9117 or (903) 983-8119
Box Office Telephone: (903) 983-8601