Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 pm
Bates Recital Hall, 2406 Robert Dedman
Meet the star-crossed lovers in a costumed reading of scenes from Shakespeare’s tragedy. Featuring members of Austin Shakespeare, with live chamber music accompaniment by Festival Artists.
Austin Shakespeare presents professional theatre of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the public performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking, and eminently accessible. Equity and non-Equity actors train together to embody the depth and breadth of Shakespeare’s characters, with beauty, clarity, and spontaneity. They seek to develop an approach to acting that spans two poles: from the intimacy of film experience, to the grandeur of theatricality.
Austin Shakespeare endeavors to connect with young people on a regular basis by expanding education and outreach efforts in the classroom and by bringing full productions before young audiences. Onstage, backstage, in the classroom and in their offices, they are dedicated to projecting positive values and eschewing cynicism.