Revel Year-Round with TSC's Season 7 Student Matinees!
All Matinees begin at 10:30 a.m.
Each show runs approximately 2 hours, including a post-show actor talk back.
Student tickets are $10. Teachers and chaperones are admitted FREE.
Featuring Artistic Director Dan McCleary in the title role with an ensemble that includes TSC favorites Johnny Lee Davenport, Paul Kiernan, and Caley Milliken, TSC’s haunting production of Richard III takes full advantage of Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve) and the recent unearthing of the painful remains of King Richard’s skeleton, here given modern life and re-tried by a cast of everlasting Souls.
DATE: October 31, 2014
VENUE: Germantown Performing Arts Center/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall
1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138
Treated as a holiday festival in an intimate music hall, Shakespeare’s musical comedy joyously pushes the boundaries of role and gender reversal when Viola shipwrecks in Illyria, dresses in drag as Cesario and falls madly for Count Orsino, who is heartsick for Lady Olivia, who is the apple of the yellow cross-gartered Malvolio’s eye. Toby Belch, Andrew Aguecheek, and the singing Feste never let the love story get too serious. Celebrate the winter solstice and the festival of light with Shakespeare’s most charming comedy.
DATES: December 12, 16, & 17, 2014
VENUE: Dixon Gallery & Gardens/Winegardner Auditorium
4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117
What students and teachers are saying about TSC's Student Matinees:
I don't believe there could be any performing arts company that could satisfy my love for the arts any better than the Tennessee Shakespeare Company.
- Caitlyn Knot, 11th Grade, Middle College High SchoolMy students were on the edge of their seats. I enjoyed watching them as much as I enjoyed watching the performers! It is imperative that students are given good first experiences with Shakespeare. So often they are turned off by having to simply read the plays, or they see less than stellar performances. My students were entranced, delighted, and asking for more.
- Ann Lane Neal, Director of Theatre Arts, St. Agnes AcademyMany of my students, who had expressed trepidation in understanding Shakespeare, were surprised to find that they not only understood but also enjoyed the play.
- Janelle Phipps, English Teacher, Harding AcademyI don't want my comments to seem hyperbolic—but my students and I feel that this was the richest literary experience we have ever had.
- Julia Goodwin, English Teacher, Bartlett HS
TSC's Romeo and Juliet Student Matinee
Pictured (left to right): Joey Shaw, Isaac Anderson, and Guillermo Jemmott
For more information or to book your students,
please contact Education Manager Slade Kyle at
[email protected] or (901) 759-0620
For Ticket Subsidy and State Funding, please visit: http://tac.roster.ercsystems.com/TSC
Reduced pricing is made possible in part by TSC's Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund.
PLEASE NOTE: Titles, dates, times and locations are subject to change.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company's The Romeo and Juliet Project is part of Shakesepare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
- The Holidays Are Just Fabulous
- Thank you for making Richard III a record-breaking, "resounding success!"
- Hear Dan McCleary's interview about Richard III with WKNO's Darel Snodgrass.
- Richard III Is Resurrected at Germantown Performing Arts Center
- Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces Seventh Season of Plays