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Open Call for Applications to Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Salaried Journeyman Artist-Manager Program

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is now accepting letters of intent for its 2013-14 performance season in Germantown/Memphis, TN.

One male and one female artist-manager from the United States will be selected as resident journeymen.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Read more: Open Call for Applications for Salaried Journeyman Artist-Manager Program

Richard III

pic-poster-richard-IIIthe tragedy by William Shakespeare

directed by David Demke
and featuring Dan McCleary

GPAC/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall

October 30, 31, and November 1, 2014
at 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Ann and Wellford Tabor

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 “I shall despair.  There is no creature loves me,
And if I die, no soul will pity me.”

Only THREE special Halloween performances!

TSC’s production of William Shakespeare’s early Morality Play raises history from the dead to put the notorious King Richard III on trial before you and the spirit world.  

Unearthed from a buried Friary just two years ago in Leicester, England, the painfully deformed 1485 skeleton of Richard now is brought to frightening life in a cadaver synod during which his murderous actions to the throne are reconsidered during the reverence of All Hallow’s Eve.  A soul still wandering between this life and the next, history’s notorious “bottled spider” has much more he would like for you to consider before passing final judgment on his actions that gained him the throne but have haunted him ever since.

David Demke (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) returns to TSC to direct the production with a stellar cast of eight actors, including the return of Caley Milliken, (TSC’s Ariel, Marc Antony, Lady Capulet, and Peaseblossom), Paul Kiernan (TSC’s Petruchio), Johnny Lee Davenport (TSC’s Prospero, Oberon, and Othello), and Artistic Director Dan McCleary as the “bunch-back’d toad.”

The creative team includes costumer Bruce Bui (Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet), lighting designer Jeremy Fisher (Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Unto the Breach), and scenic designer Brian Ruggaber (University of Memphis, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey).

Free Will Kids’ Night is in effect for all performances: Children 17 years and younger will be admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying, attending guardian.  Limit: four children per guardian.  Seating is general admission.

Cast:

Rachel Brun (Lady Anne/Gray/Lovell)

Crash Buist (Richmond/Brakenbury/Rivers)

MaConnia Chesser* (Duchess/King Edward/Catesby)

Johnny Lee Davenport* (Hastings/Tyrell/Norfolk)

Craig Wesley Divino* (Buckingham/Dorset/Herbert)

Paul Kiernan* (Clarence/Stanley/Blunt)

Dan McCleary* (Richard III)

Caley Milliken* (Queen Elizabeth/Mayor/Ratcliffe)

 

Production Team:

David Demke+ (director)

Bruce Bui (costume designer)

Brian Ruggaber (scenic designer)

Jeremy Fisher (lighting designer)

Melissa A. Nathan* (stage manager)

Blakely Saucier (assistant stage manager)

Oliver Crawford (2nd asst. stage manager/swing)

 

* Member, Actors’ Equity Association

+ Member, Society of Stage Directors

 

Tuesday Literary Salons

Young William Faulkner: Before the Fury

 
FaulknerApril 21, 2015

sponsored by Nancy and Dan Copp

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

TSC’s Southern Exposure Series features a fun-filled literary party from 6:00-8:00 pm, including writer-specific libations, light fare, live music, and 30 minutes of the words of one of the South’s influential writers in a private, luxurious Memphis home.

Then, TSC’s Young William Faulkner: Before the Fury performs on April 21, 2015. “Civilization begins with distillation,” William Faulkner, no stranger to Memphis, is reported to have said.  Following mint juleps and other straight brown spirits of choice, along with the music of the Delta, Jimmie Rodgers, and perhaps Mr. Faulkner’s favorite, Beethoven, readings from the early short stories of the author’s career will peal through the house.  Mr. Faulkner, recognized for his literary creation of the Mississippi baroque in such novels as The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Absalom, Absalom!, won the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature and two Pulitzers for his fiction.  

Tickets are $55 for one Salon or $100 for both, and include the entertainment, open bar, and appetizers.

 

 

Tuesday Literary Salons

Kate Chopin: Louisiana Lullaby

pic-poster-chopin
March 24, 2015

sponsored by Nancy and Dan Copp

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

TSC’s Southern Exposure Series features a fun-filled literary party from 6:00-8:00 pm, including writer-specific libations, light fare, live music, and 30 minutes of the words of one of the South’s influential writers in a private, luxurious Memphis home.

Pioneering author Kate Chopin is featured on March 24, 2015, in Louisiana Lullaby.  Accompanied by the music of New Orleans and the bayous, the words from her prolific short story career in Louisiana in the late 19th Century set the mood for selections from her most explosively famous novel, The Awakening.  Though considered a forerunner of the feminist movement in literature, her seminal work was not fully appreciated until well after her death.

Tickets are $55 for one Salon or $100 for both, and include the entertainment, open bar, and appetizers.

 

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

At the Poplar Pike Playhouse in Germantown, TN

September 20, 2012 Preview Performance/Free Will Kids' Night 7:00pm  Tickets
September 21, 2012 Opening Performance 7:30pm  Tickets
September 22, 2012 Performance 7:30pm  Tickets
September 23, 2012 Performance 3:00pm  Tickets
September 27, 2012 Performance/Free Will Kids' Night 7:00pm  Tickets
September 28, 2012 Performance 7:30pm  Tickets
September 29, 2012 Performance 7:30pm  Tickets
September 30, 2012 Performance 3:00pm  Tickets
October 4, 2012 Performance/Free Will Kids' Night 7:00pm  Tickets
October 5, 2012 Performance 7:30pm  Tickets
October 6, 2012 Performance 7:30pm  Tickets
October 7, 2012 Closing Performance 3:00pm  Tickets

 

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Inside the Winegardner Auditorium at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, TN

December 6, 2012 Preview/Free Will Kids' Night 7:00pm Tickets
December 7, 2012 Opening Performance 7:00pm Tickets
December 8, 2012 Performance 7:00pm Tickets
December 9, 2012 Performance 3:00pm Tickets
December 13, 2012 Performance/Free Will Kids' Night 7:00pm Tickets
December 14, 2012 Performance 7:00pm Tickets
December 15, 2012 Performance 7:00pm Tickets
December 16, 2012 Closing Performance 3:00pm Tickets

 

Hamlet

Inside the Winegardner Auditorium at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, TN

April 3, 2013 Preview 7:00pm Tickets
April 4, 2013 Preview/Free Will Kids' Night 7:00pm Tickets
April 5, 2013 Opening Performance 7:30pm Tickets
April 6, 2013 Performance 7:30pm Tickets
April 7, 2013 Performance 3:00pm Tickets
April 11, 2013 Performance/Free Will Kids' Night 7:00pm Tickets
April 12, 2013 Performance 7:30pm Tickets
April 13, 2013 Performance 7:30pm Tickets
April 14, 2013 Closing Performance 3:00pm Tickets