400: The Shakespeare Feast
at The Memphis Hunt and Polo Club
650 S. Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Herstein by the Miriam and Ernest Kelly Charitable Fund
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Joseph Casserly by Pat and Ernest Kelly
Host Members: Margaret and Owen Tabor
Join us for dinner, drinks, and Shakespeare from page to stage as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing. Six brief play readings preceded by a special buffet dinner/brunch at the historic and elegant Memphis Hunt & Polo Club. Some of your favorite TSC actors return to the Club stage to act the plays from Shakespeare’s First Folio. The cash bar will be open. Your inclusive ticket (except for bar) is $57. Attire: business casual/cocktail.
directed Dan McCleary
Tuesday, November 3
6:00-9:00 pm with dinner buffet
“There is a world elsewhere”
Shakespeare’s mother had recently died, and all around him were the corn riots giving rise to the protests of the needy and hungry against the political Establishment. He would soon enter his final phase of playwriting with his Romances, but here he moves out of his period of Tragedies with a burst of white light in his most powerful and complex verse, most unyielding yet tender tragic hero, and most modern animation of our body politic.
Like the play’s title character, the new Republic of Rome appears impossibly strong on the outside -- yet the fragile crack is there for its future fall.