29th annual Texas Shakespeare Festival promises to impress
POSTED: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 3:11pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 3:13pm
Tyler, Texas (TSF) — The 2014 Texas Shakespeare Festival is right around the corner!
Find out what shows are playing and where you can get tickets below:
*Matinee performances 2:00 p.m., evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Lost Prince
July 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 10:00 AM
When the white wand is stolen from the king it throws the land of the fairies into chaos. Now a young orphan boy named Charlie must overcome his fears to help put the kingdom back in order. The Lost Prince is a tale of faith, trust, and the power of believing in oneself. It is a new, original play for young people by Jason Richards, the author of Quest for the Lost Chalice and The Enchanted Forest, that were produced by TSF in 2012 and 2013.
Tickets are on sale TSF Ticket Office 903.983.8601 / on-line at www.TexasShakespeare.com