The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0230 Friday, 8 June 2012
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012 1:21:12 PM GMT-0400
Subject: 2012 Spring Season at the Blackfriars Playhouse Closing
2012 Spring Season CLOSES NEXT WEEKEND
The 2011/12 Almost Blasphemy Tour spent six months on the road before they returned to the Blackfriars Playhouse in April. When the season closes on June 17th, the troupe will have had more than 150 performances of The Winter’s Tale, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now, there are only twelve performances left. Catch them while you still can.
The Winter’s Tale (closing June 16) draws you in with a dark and tragic first act, then, after the musical interlude, transports you to pastoral Bohemia, complete with foolery, dancing, singing, and most of all, love. The finale of this roller-coaster ride will leave you believing in miracles.
'Tis Pity She's a Whore (closing June 16), John Ford’s re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, leads you deep into a story of passion, lust, vengeance, greed, incest, and murder. You will be on the edge of your seat from the preshow music to a final, bloody scene that rivals any blockbuster film.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (closing June 17) invites you down a moonlit path of love, wonder, and magic. You will fall under the spell of the magical fairies, in love with the young runaways, and out of your seat laughing at the rude mechanicals.
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