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Georgia Shakespeare’s 2012 Season


GASHAKESPEARE.ORG | 404.504.1473 GRAB your. passport It’s an ! adventure

A wise person once said that a good trip isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey. All of us at Georgia Shakespeare couldn’t agree more, and this season we’re setting out on a spectacular one that we want to share with you. We like to think these are the few choice elements that make your time with us an adventure: Great Theater. We’ve got it. This spring, travel with us to Prospera’s enchanted isle at Shakespeare in the Park. In the summer, let’s sail for the magical, mystical, musical land of Illyria; let’s retreat to the sunny, romantic hillsides of Sicily; and let’s definitely romp together through London and the British countryside. Fancy China? So do we! And what about Scotland? It’s on the list. Our award-winning company of artists will take you all these places in The Tempest, Illyria: a Twelfth Night Musical, Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Emperor and the Nightingale, and Macbeth. For us, the stories are an important part of the journey, but they’re not all. Great Friends. Why travel alone when we can do this together? A night at Georgia Shakespeare is the perfect occasion to gather with others. Visit familiar faces on our stage and discover new ones. Meet up with old friends for a friendly bite before the show on the picnic grounds or stay afterwards and engage in a lively discussion with new ones on the terrace. Great Feasting. The ingredients are simple – good food, good wine, good company. Picnicking with friends before the show is as much a part of a night with us as the great talent you’ll see on the stage. Prepare your own treats or order from our caterer, and the banquet will be ready for your arrival. Great Hosts. That’s our part to play, and that’s what we promise to be to you. Every step of your journey with us is in our hands, and we’ll take care of you. From your tickets, to your picnic, to the show itself — even to getting together after the show – we’ll help make it all easy for you. All you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself. A Great Experience. That’s what it should all add up to for you. It’s as simple as that. I love a great trip, and I’m so looking forward to sharing this particular one with you.

Richard Garner Producing Artistic Director

Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom): Cover - Park Krausen and Daniel May (Bill DeLoach Photography); Shake at the Lake (Staff Photography); Chris Kayser and Park Krausen, Ann Marie Gideon and Caitlin McWethy (Jen Hofstetter Photography); Courtney Patterson (Jen Hofstetter Photography); Crystal Dickinson, Chris Kayser, Zechariah Pierce, Amelia Hammond and Hudson Adams (Bill DeLoach Photography). Facing Page - Carolyn Cook (Bill DeLoach Photography); Janice Akers and Chris Kayser (Staff Photography); Joe Knezevich (Bill DeLoach Photography); Bottom photo (Bill DeLoach Photography); Richard Garner (Stacey Bode Photography)

Come with us!


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Shake at the Lake becomes

Georgia Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park!

The Tempest

We’re back at PIEDMONT PARK!

By William Shakespeare Directed by Sharon Ott

knows how to party!

May 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s Bard’s Bash is

Shakespeare’s final play and most beloved romance, The Tempest follows

so much more than just

Prospera as she is exiled to a remote island. After shipwrecking her

a fundraising gala—it’s an

enemies on her island prison by conjuring a great tempest with her magic,

experience. Join us at The

Prospera manipulates her fellow islanders to weave a story of revenge,

Goat Farm off of Howell

retribution and reconciliation that will leave you spellbound.

Mill Road for the kind of shabby decadence that would make the great promise it will be a feast for all of your senses. You will not want to miss appearances by Dames Aflame, DJ Mike Zarin, Georgia Shakespeare’s brilliant Associate Artists, and perhaps…Oscar Wilde himself.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Goat Farm 1200 Foster Street, Atlanta, GA 30318 6:30 p.m. Cocktails 8:00 p.m. Dinner cooked by Atlanta’s hottest chefs 10:00 p.m. Late-night revelry with DJs, dancing, cocktails and food trucks

“You’re better off because of Presenting the Spirit of Will friends.” Award your – Orsino

honoring the Junior League of Atlanta

Looking for a way to bring your favorite friends together for a special summer Sponsorship opportunities and tables available. night? Book tickets for your group with For more information, contact Donna Weber at 404.504.3404. Victoria at 404-504-1473. $250 per person

Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom): The Goat Farm, Dames Aflame; Daniel May and Brandon Dirden (Bill DeLoach Photography

Oscar Wilde proud. We

One of Atlanta’s most beloved cultural events returns to Piedmont Park—this time to the beautiful Legacy Fountain. A new space means new opportunities for enjoying Shakespeare under the stars!

New this year—Three ways to get tickets: Have a seat! Reserve your table or chair in a prime area— no waiting in line. • $500 for a table of 6 in a prime seating area. • $20 per person for a reserved chair or reserved place for your blanket in a prime seating area.

Plan your evening! Reserve your general admission ticket ahead of time (no need to stand in line the morning of the show). General admission audience members are seated first come, first serve on the lawn. GA Shakespeare Subscribers get this benefit for free! $10 general admission.

What a steal! Come to Piedmont Park or the GA Shakespeare Box Office at 10 a.m. the morning of the show and get up to 4 free general admission tickets to that night’s performance. These tickets go fast, so get here early!

Shakespeare in the Park is not part of Georgia Shakespeare’s subscription package. Bard Card flex passes and gift certificates may not be redeemed for Shakespeare in the Park. Subscribers and Bard Card holders may reserve tickets beginning April 2nd. All reserved tickets may be picked up at Will Call in Piedmont Park on the night of the performance. Subscribers will receive $10 off per subscriber on table prices. All other upgrades to reserved seating for subscribers are full price. Seating opens 90 minutes prior to showtime. No glass is allowed in the seating area. Audience members are encouraged to bring picnic food, though all alcoholic beverages must be purchased at the venue.


Illyria:

a Twelfth Night Musical Music & Lyrics by John R. Briggs and Eric Frampton Directed by John R. Briggs

June 6 – August 5 Wash up on the alluring shores of Illyria, where love and music are at the heart of every story. If music be the food of love, a smorgasbord of sights and sounds awaits you in Illyria... Shakespeare’s most musical comedy gets the royal treatment in this eclectic adaptation from the creator of 2010’s smash hit Shrew: the Musical.

“You’re better off because of your friends.” – Orsino Looking for a way to bring your favorite friends together for a special summer night? Book tickets for your group by GASHAKESPEARE.ORG | 404.504.1473 calling 404.504.1473.

Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom): Picnic (Staff Photography); Tess Malis Kincaid , Chris Ensweiler, Thomas Shaw, Caroline Summers, Kathleen MacManus, Neal A. Ghant (Bill DeLoach Photography)

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Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare Directed by Richard Garner

June 21 – August 4 Come to beautiful Sicily, where you can’t help but fall in love... All is fair in love and war, and sometimes the two come hand in hand. A group of soldiers returns from the front, and passions ignite. Romances are born, even between the stubborn rivals Beatrice and Benedick, who may have both disavowed love, but who can’t take their eyes off of each other.

“Drink some wine ere you go:  fare you well.”– Leonato Want to raise a toast or two? Bring a bottle of wine or check our website at www.gashakespeare.org/your_visit to get a recipe for a show-themed signature cocktail that you can mix and bring with you.

Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom): David Quay and J.C. Long (Bill DeLoach Photography); Carolyn Cook and Brad Sherrill (Jen Hofstetter Photography); Allan Edwards and Brian Harrison (Jen Hofstetter Photography); Park Krausen and Joe Knezevich (Bill DeLoach Photography)

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The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde Directed by Sabin Epstein

July 5 – August 3 Travel back in time to Victoria’s England, where you will meet some real characters... Oscar Wilde’s comedic masterpiece follows the exploits of two young men – Jack and Algernon – each masquerading as a dandy named Ernest in order to pursue his lady love. But when they are caught in the act, the true nature of earnest — and Ernest — is revealed.

“When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me.” – Algernon Want to make a meal of it? To reserve a table for your picnic, or to arrange to have your dinner catered, contact Nancy at Carole Parks Catering at 404.872.1999.

Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom): Tess Malis Kincaid and Chris Ensweiler (Bill DeLoach Photography); Allen O’Reilly, Joe Knezevich and Chris Ensweiler (Bill DeLoach Photography); Neal A. Ghant and Ann Marie Gideon (Jen Hofstetter Photography)

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Macbeth By William Shakespeare Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges In Partnership with NBAF (National Black Arts Festival)

October 5 – 28 Be transported to island shores where dark magic shines in a whole new light... Something wicked this way comes. Shakespeare’s tale of murderous ambition is re-imagined and inspired by Orson Welles’ dynamic 1936 Voodoo Macbeth.

“All our service in every point twice done and then done double.” – Lady Macbeth Is there something special we can do to make your night better? We love being your hosts, so please contact Development Manager Donna Weber at 404.504.3404 if you have any questions about your Georgia Shakespeare experience. GASHAKESPEARE.ORG | 404.504.1473

Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom): Picnic (Staff Photographer); Neal A. Ghant and Eugene H. Russell, IV (Bill DeLoach Photography)

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Georgia Shakespeare subscribers get more than great theater...

FAMILY CLASSIC SERIES

Based on the Story by Hans Christian Andersen Adapted by April-Dawn Gladu Composed by James Woodward Directed by Allen O’Reilly

July 17 - AugUST 3

Tuesday-Friday at 10 a.m. Saturday at 10 a.m & 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 & 24 at 7 p.m. Travel back in time to ancient China, where the Nightingale’s beautiful song transforms a troubled Emperor into the land’s wisest ruler and the Nightingale into his most treasured companion. Adapted by the author of last summer’s The Jungle Book, this family musical is destined to put a song in your heart.

•A  ccess to behind-the-scenes events and special offers • Plus much more!

The Classic Package

The 2012 Classic subscription package includes Illyria: a Twelfth Night Musical, Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Macbeth. The Emperor and the Nightingale is not included, but subscribers receive a special discount on tickets to this Family Classic Series presentation. Subscription packages are available for Tuesdays through Sundays.

For an even more in-depth experience, choose one of these special packages:

Be Part of Our Story!

Attending Georgia Shakespeare is an invitation to spend time with your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors or that special someone...creating your own memorable stories at every performance!

Preview Performances

When you attend a preview performance, you witness the magic of theatre—the work in progress. Be the first to see the show before it opens! All seating is general admission. Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom): Elizabeth Lanier, Kyle Brumley, Casey Hoekstra, Ann Marie Gideon and Caitlin McWethy (Bill DeLoach Photography)

The Emperor and the Nightingale

•T  he best seats at the best prices (single tickets do not go on sale to the general public until late April) • Hassle-free ticket exchanges

Opening Night Fridays

Join in the thrill of opening night, and toast the cast at the wine and dessert reception that follows the show.

Actor Chat Saturdays and Wednesdays

Stay and meet the actors after the performance. Audience members can ask questions of the actors, directors and designers in an informal setting.

OR Bard Card Flex Passes

Need flexibility? Each Bard Card is good for five admissions to any of our regular 2012 season performances. You may redeem your Bard Card in any combination of tickets that you wish. Use four tickets to see one show, two tickets to see two shows, or get one ticket to see each of our five productions. The choice is completely up to you!

GETTING HERE

Georgia Shakespeare is located on the campus of Oglethorpe University, approximately 2.5 miles north of Lenox Mall. Our address is: 4484 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30319-2797 Check gashakespeare.org/getting_here for driving and transit directions. Y PLENT E OF FRE G! PARKIN

Picnic Grounds: Enjoy the comfort of our covered terrace and picnic grounds. Bring your own picnic or order directly from Carole Parks Catering, the official caterer of our 2012 Season. Picnic grounds open 90 minutes prior to each performance. Georgia Shakespeare does not serve alcohol, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own. For picnic information, visit gashakespeare.org/picnic_ terrace.

Terrace Talks: Join us 30 minutes before every show for a brief synopsis and orientation hosted by a member of the Georgia Shakespeare company. Groundlings Café: Visit Georgia Shakespeare’s coffee stand for sweets and savories prior to the show, during intermission or immediately following the performance.


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Photo Credits (left to right) Naima Carter Russell and Eugene H. Russell, IV. Photo by Jen Hofstetter Photography.

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Make it a weekend FABULOUSof theater!

TERRACE TALKS: Brief Q&A 30 minutes prior to each performance. Post-show Cabaret Night ($10). Sign Interpreted performance. Theater is handicapped accessible. *DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Stay after the show for our new summer

Cabaret Nights!

June 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . After Illyria – “A Cross Dresser Cabaret” July 13 . . . . . After The Importance of Being Earnest – “Girls (and Boys) Gone Oscar Wilde” July 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . After Much Ado About Nothing – “No Love Songs Allowed” For only $10, stay after the show as we transform our veranda into the hottest nightclub in town. Members of our summer company will perform and entertain as you sit back and enjoy the beautiful summer night.


Plan Your Journey

Complete your order subscription Name (please check desired Opening Night Fridays Actor Chat Saturdays Second Saturdays

How to reach us

By Phone:  By Fax: Online:

404.504.1473 404.504.3414 gashakespeare.org

In Person: Call the Box Office for hours of operation. By Mail: Georgia Shakespeare Box Office 4484 Peachtree Rd., NE Atlanta, GA 30319-2797

single ticket Prices For Illyria, Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest and Macbeth Night

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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday Eve, Sunday Matinee

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Tuesday, Saturday Matinee

$32

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$15

Children 12 and under

$15

Preview

$13

OUR MOST POPULAR SERIES!

$130.00

Tuesday Evenings Matinee Saturdays

$90.00

Preview Thursdays

$45.00

Child Subscription (Age 12 and under)

$60.00

BARD CARD Flex Pass

$140.00

Subtotal 7% Sales Tax (*.07) $ Subscription Subtotal $

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$13

Prices do not include 7% sales tax. *Discounts for Seniors, Students (secondary school or college), Educators, and Military (current and retired) with valid I.D.

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