The New American Shakespeare Tavern Announces 2013-2014 Season

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The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern announces its 2013-2014 Season.

Twelfth Night
$15 Preview Wed Aug 28
Runs In Repertory Sept 7, 13, 15, 19, 21, 27, 29, 2013
Directed by Drew Reeves

A shipwreck, separated identical twins, mistaken identities, romance and one pair of yellow stockings…welcome to Orsino’s court and the zany world of Twelfth Night.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday September 15 after the show!

Troilus and Cressida
$15 Preview September 5
Runs In Repertory September 6-12, 14, 20, 22, 26, 28, 2013
Directed by Drew Reeves

Shakespeare tackles Homer, Virgil, and Chaucer in a battle for the ages.  In Troilus and Cressida  Shakespeare puts his own wickedly ironic spin on the classic tale of Helen of Troy and the “epic” battles fought over her.  The Trojan Prince Troilus and his secret love Cressida are separated by the opposing forces without regard to their relationship. Full of drama and satire, come see how Shakespeare turns one of literature’s oldest stories on its head.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies
Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday September 22 after the show!

 

Othello
$15 Previews October 3 & 4
Runs October 5-Nov 3, 2013
Directed by Laura Cole

Whispers … laughter … a false friend … and one dainty handkerchief spell ruin for the great and powerful Othello. Is it his love for a woman that is his downfall or is it his own fierce jealousy? Iago … Desdemona … Othello … a handkerchief … a pillow … a forceful production you must see.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies
Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday October 13 after the show!

King Lear
$15 Previews November 7 & 8
Runs November 9-December 1, 2013
Directed by J. Tony Brown

The ties that bind in King Lear are woven of deceit, greed, grief and joyfulness. Often regarded as Shakespeare’s crowning achievement, this tragedy about the relationship between parents and their offspring shows us how quickly we become blinded by fear and killed with love.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies
Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday November 17 after the show!

 

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Runs December 5-23, 2013
Additional performances
Tuesday December 17, 2013 (Friday night ticket prices) 7:30pm
Wednesday December 18, 2013 (Friday night ticket prices) 7:30pm
Monday December 23, 2013 (Saturday night ticket prices) 2pm
Monday December 23, 2013 (Friday night ticket prices) 7:30pm

Directed by J. Tony Brown

A Holiday Tradition at The Shakespeare Tavern, ASC is proud of this very special adaptation of a timeless classic. A handful of actors bring the wondrous art of storytelling to life, transporting you to Scrooge’s London counting house that fateful Christmas when Scrooge meets three Ghosts and a certain little boy named Tiny Tim. This enchanting holiday experience will bring the magic of the season to Scrooge, to The Tavern, and to you. Join us for some Dickens, a bit of song, and a lot of holiday cheer.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday December 15 after the show!

 

The Taming of the Shrew
Runs January, Feb, March 2014 (in repertory)
Directed by Jeff Watkins

This tale of the fiery and highly comedic romance of Kate and Petruchio still entertains after 400+ years but the debate still stands: just who tames whom?

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday January 12 after the show!

 

Timon of Athens
$15 Preview TBA
Runs January 2014 (in repertory)
Directed by Drew Reeves

“We have seen better days”. – (Act IV, Scene II).

Timon is a wealthy Athenian noble who responds to flattery by hosting banquets, giving gifts and bailing out his suitors. When his fortune runs out and his friends reject his pleas for help, he becomes an embittered recluse and, after seeing that those who abandoned him suffer, withdraws to die.

Money: it can’t buy love, but it can promote hate.

Timon of Athens may be a simple story about a generous and self-indulgent man driven to misanthropy by his fair-weather friends, but it produces an avalanche of philosophical questions: Does Timon deserve our compassion for shunning society and condemning/contaminating the very people he once called friends? Does he deserve to be punished for his vanity and ostentation or is he right to expect more from his parasitic friends? Is there a place for cynicism in society? Watch and Decide.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies
Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday January 19 after the show!

 

Romeo and Juliet
$15 Previews January 30 & 31
Runs February 1, 2, 6, 7, 14, 15, 22, 28, March 6, 9, 15, 21, 27, 30, 2014 (in repertory)
Directed by Matt Felten

We invite you to join us for our 14th anniversary of performing this play about young lovers, feuding families and one Friar with good intentions.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday March 9 after the show!

 

Much Ado About Nothing
Runs February 8, 13, 20, 23, March 1, 7, 13, 16, 22, 28, 2014 (in repertory)
Directed by J. Tony Brown

Shakespeare’s second-famous “battle of the sexes” play. Will Benedick, the ever-confirmed bachelor, admit his love for the equally witty and equally independent Beatrice? Will the young lovers Claudio and Hero survive the devious meddling of others? What do you want to bet there will be two weddings in the end?

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday March 16 after the show!

 

Macbeth
$15 Previews April 3 & 4
Runs April 5-May 4
Directed by Troy Willis

Witches … prophecy … greed … desire for power … a wife’s yearnings … which is it that seals the tragic fate of Macbeth and his country? Journey to Scotland for this haunting tale. Macbeth is sure to thrill and to chill.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies
Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday April 13 after the show!

 

The Comedy of Errors
$15 Previews May 8 & 9
Runs May 10-June 1, 2014

Directed by Andrew Houchins

Two sets of twins, one case of mistaken identity, and a nun walk onto the stage. No, it’s not the start of a joke, but it is hilarious! The Comedy of Errors takes Shakespearean funny to such slap-happy heights, you’ll be dizzy with laughter. This tale of the merchant twins Antipholus and the servant twins Dromio is full of errors, upsets, and fun.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday May 18 after the show!

 

Antony and Cleopatra
$15 Previews June 5 & 6
Runs June 7-29, 2014
Directed by Jeff Watkins

The Tavern stage becomes Egypt and Rome to tell this story of a passion so legendary that it ignites battles and jeopardizes kingdoms, ultimately consuming its lovers and the entire ancient world. Even Brad and Angelina can’t top that.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies
Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday June 15 after the show!

Performance days & times:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM.
10 AM most Tuesday and Wednesdays.

 

Additional show times added for the following production:

A Christmas Carol – 7:30pm performances
Tuesday December 17, 2013 (Friday night ticket prices)
Wednesday December 18, 2013 (Friday night ticket prices)

Monday December 23, 2013 (Saturday night ticket prices)

A Christmas Carol – 2pm performance (Food available from 12:45pm)
Monday December 23, 2013 (Friday night ticket prices)

Ticket Prices:
Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats
Regular Ticket Prices:

Thurs night:

All regular (non-preview) Thursday shows are $20 for adults and $15 for students
Except for A Christmas Carol when all Thursdays (except for the preview) are $24 Main/$20 Box/$15 Balcony

Friday night (and December 17, 18, 23 (2pm):

Main: $32
Box: $26
Balcony: $22

Saturday night (and December 20, 21, 22, 23 (7:30pm) and February 14, 2014:
Main: $36
Box: $30
Balcony: $24

Sunday night:
Main: $28
Box: $22
Balcony: $15

An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Discount Ticket Options: $15 for Previews (unless otherwise noted);.
Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays.
|Not valid on Saturday nights.

$14 for 10am matinees.
$3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays.
Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at http://www.shakespearetavern.com/