The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.172  Friday, 27 April 2012

From:        Hardy Cook <editor@shaksper,net>

Date:         April 25, 2012 4:42:44 PM EDT

Subject:    CSC’s Most Romantic Summer


Chesapeake Shakespeare Company


It’s another fun-filled, romantic summer of classics! This year, we’re producing what may be Shakespeare's most famous play—Romeo and Juliet. The production will combine a Renaissance world with modern performance poetry to create a unique theatrical experience, directed by CSC’s Jenny Leopold. In addition, CSC offers a sparkling version of Jane Austen's witty and beloved romance, Pride and Prejudice directed by international theatre artist Isabelle Anderson. Tickets are on sale now, and remember, kids 18 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.




Come see your favorite or come see both (two show package is only $54). Bring your kids on family-friendly Sundays or bring a date for a romantic evening on Fun Formal Fridays or come on any day for a great evening of outdoor theater from Maryland’s leading classics theater.




Chesapeake Shakespeare Company-in-the-Ruins is not your typical theater experience. We promise NEVER to tell you not to unwrap your candies during the show! Instead, we think of your experience at the Ruins as a theater party. You can rent an intimate table for two or reserve a whole picnic table for a big group—as long as you make it fun.

 Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful park, bring your kids or friends, bring a bottle of wine. We open the gates 90 minutes before show-time for this purpose and so that you can watch The Show Before the Show which will feature musicians, poets, dress-up stations, and 1800s games. This year, due to popular demand, we've added more talk-back sessions before and after the show—we call them CSC: Extended Versions. We’ve also got a special weekend devoted to Poetry Out Loud and another to Jane Austen.


People from all over the Baltimore-Washington region along with northern Virginians and southern Pennsylvanians are making Chesapeake Shakespeare in the Ruins a yearly tradition. We hope you will too!



Romeo and Juliet


Pride & Prejudice

June 8 - July 29, 2012


Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Sundays at 6 p.m.

Ticket Information

  • Adults: $36
  • Special Thursday Adult Rate: $29
  • Seniors: $29
  • Special rate for students under 25 for Thursdays and Fridays: $15
  • Children 18 and under: FREE (limit two per paying adult)
  • Two Show Package: $54 (pre-orders only)
  • Friday Tables For Two: $30; Picnic Tables: $60

Group Tickets: 410-313-8661

All ticket service fees are included in price


Extended version dates to come

Poetry Out Loud Weekend June 15-18

Jane Austen Weekend June 22-24


Performances held outdoors at the

Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park

overlooking Historic Ellicott City

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