The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0599 Thursday, 27 March 2003
Date: Tuesday, 25 Mar 2003 16:08:42 -0500
Subject: The Public Theater's AS YOU LIKE IT
I thought you might have a suggestion or two on Shakespeare groups in
the New York City metro area that would be interested in group discount
tickets to our production of As You Like It. I've included here more
information about the production and our discount rates, and any
thoughts you have would be greatly welcomed.
Marketing & Audience Development
The Public Theater
AS YOU LIKE IT
Six actors playing fourteen roles. Fun, fast-paced, and fresh from the
Dear Group Leader,
The Public Theater presents AS YOU LIKE IT written by William
Shakespeare, directed by Erica Schmidt. Using only their own
inexhaustible imaginations and the infinite imagery of Shakespeare's
language, six actors take on all fourteen roles. First presented in a
parking lot on the Lower East Side, this fast-paced physical
tour-de-force captures the raw energy and beautiful simplicity of one of
Shakespeare's most clever comedies.
The Public Theater is pleased to welcome back the talented young
director, Erica Schmidt, whose work first appeared here as part of our
NEW WORK NOW! Festival. Her directing credits include DEBBIE DOES DALLAS
(Off-Broadway at the Jane Street); SPANISH GIRL (Second Stage Uptown);
ROMEO AND JULIET (Outdoor Garage); THE WHITE DEVIL, and DON'T BLINK (The
Directors Company). Schmidt was also the recipient of The Princess Grace
Directing Fellowship Award, 2001. She is currently directing a workshop
of THE KING STAG at the Theatre for a New Audience, as well as SLAG HEAP
at The Cherry Lane Alternative.
AS YOU LIKE IT begins March 25th, with performances Tuesday through
Saturday at 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm and a special matinee on
Wednesdays at noon which is great for school groups. Groups of fifteen
or more not only benefit from discount tickets, but also have access to
post-performance discussions (when available). Group rate ticket prices
are $25 each for fifteen or more, and $20 each for student groups. To
reserve your tickets, please contact the Marketing and Audience
Development Department at (212) 539-8682. Call now to book your tickets
as this offer is subject to availability.
BEYOND THE STAGE After selected shows, join us for an opportunity to
meet the cast, talk with the director, or hear from the playwright, and
be part of a post-show discussion. This is your chance to experience
what goes on beyond the stage. Each discussion will be hosted by a guest
moderator immediately following the performances.
BEYOND THE STAGE scheduled for AS YOU LIKE IT. March 27 (8 pm), April 16
(12 pm), April 24 (8 pm).
OTHER HAPPENINGS AT THE PUBLIC:
NEW WORK NOW!
This Spring we will be holding our tenth annual NEW WORK NOW! play and
musical reading festival. Admission to NEW WORK NOW! is free. Over the
last ten years we have celebrated and developed works by over 100
artists including Suzan-Lori Parks, Tony Kushner and Nilo Cruz. This
year's two-week festival will showcase the most outstanding new plays of
the year, with one week devoted exclusively to the work of Latino
playwrights. Become part of The Public Theater's creative process and
join us in discovering the theater of tomorrow.
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