Maryland Shakespeare Festival invites you to join the professional company on a journey through society’s fringes in its upcoming season of Bare Bard experimental performances! From the complex and controversial Shylock the Jew to the wrongly accused Hero, we’ll be taking on Shakespeare’s most famous outcasts in the 2010-2011 Season in Exile.
The Merchant of Venice, October 9 and 10
Measure for Measure, November 20 and 21
Much Ado About Nothing, February 12 and 13
Titus Andronicus, March 19 and 20
As You Like It, April 9 and 10
The Season in Exile represents the third season of Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s smash hit Bare Bard Experimental Series. The “Bare Bard experiments” are just that: Shakespeare stripped down to its most bare, its most human, and its most arresting. Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s company of professional actors from across the country arrives in Frederick on the Friday before a Bare Bard performance. The actors rehearse for less than twenty-four hours, and on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, they perform the show before sold-out audiences with fully choreographed dances, live music, thrilling swordfights, and imaginative, improvisational storytelling. Maryland audiences return again and again to see Shakespeare’s greatest stories told with the honesty and immediacy of the first time – because it is the first time, for actors and audience members alike!
Performances will be held in the Parish Hall at All Saints Episcopal Church, 21 North Court Street. Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. with a post-show discussion. Suggested donation of $15 at the door. Seats fill quickly; reserve in advance by emailing Karen@mdshakes.org, or by calling 301.668.4090. Individuals requesting accommodations for a disability, please contact the MSF offices at least 48 hours before the event. Visit mdshakes.org often for updates!