Southwest Shakespeare Company’s 2018/2019 Season
Subscription and Single Ticket Sales Coming Soon for the 2018/2019 Season
2018/2019 SEASON AT MESA ARTS CENTER
Pericles: Prince of Tyre
A deadly riddle, a shipwreck, a tournament of Knights, an evil Queen, Gods and Goddesses, murder, betrayal, redemption, another shipwreck! Shakespeare’s epic-romantic adventure Pericles, The Prince of Tyre was one of the most popular of his time but is rarely produced in ours. It’s the story of a man who has it all, loses everything, and fights his way back to life for love and family.
Just in time for Halloween and on its 200th birthday, we bring to life a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel about how Victor Frankenstein, in his obsessive quest to overcome death, destroys his own life. This theatrically unique staging employs 13 actors to reanimate the infamous gothic tale of the man who makes a monster in a world that makes monsters of men.
As You Like It
One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, As You Like It bursts at the seams with life and music as the great heroine of the story, Rosalind, leads a cavalcade of comic characters into the Forest of Arden. Shepherds, Clowns, Lovers, and Fools people Shakespeare’s romantic landscape and fill it with wit, joy, and lots of laughter!
The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare’s hilarious and challenging comedy about two opposites who attract, pits Katherine “the Shrew” against her would-be husband, the swaggering swain, Petruchio in this ultimate battle of the sexes! He wants her money, she wants nothing to do with him, neither expected to fall in love. Our new vision of this classic work will star Southwest Shakespeare Co’s real-life husband-and-wife artistic directors, Quinn and Betsy, in the lead roles!
2018/2019 SEASON AT TALIESIN WEST
Death of Kings: Seize the Crown
This adaptation of 8 of Shakespeare’s history plays concentrates the bloody civil war between the houses of Lancaster and York, both vying the English throne, into one evening of thrilling, theatrical battle. Adapter and Director, Irwin Appel and his troupe of actors from UC Santa Barbara bring new life and a new vision of these classic plays to the Southwest Shakespeare Company.
Harlem Shakespeare Festival’s All Female Othello
Debra Ann Byrd, the founder and Artistic Director of the Harlem Shakespeare Festival leads and all female cast as the title role in Othello, the Moor of Venice. This unique vision of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays about jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal is brought to the stages of Scottsdale as you’ve never seen it before. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime production, straight from New York City.
As part of our continuing mission of bringing classical theatre to the community through education, Southwest Shakespeare Company is taking one of the Bard’s most enduring tragedies, Julius Caesar, right out from the headlines and into the schools. This timeless cautionary tale of political intrigue and violent societal upheaval is, like its author, “not of an age but for all time.” A highly condensed, fast-paced, roller-coaster through Rome’s crumbling Democracy, Julius Caesar warns us all about what can happen to a people, when their nation falls into the wrong hands.
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