Student Matinee Series
All Matinees begin at 10:00 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.
"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
The American classic that fought prejudice with integrity, courage, and a child's compassion proved bigger than Monroeville, Alabama, the American south, and the United States. With healing power and loving humor, Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is here adapted, with her approval, for the modern professional stage in a world that has yet to take all of her life lessons to heart. As poetic as it is prophetic, To Kill A Mockingbird and its literary icons Atticus Finch, Scout, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell offer hope and democracy to a hurting humanity.
DATE: September 22, 28, & 30
VENUE: The Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis 38119
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
“I do love nothing in the world so well as you – is not that strange?”
Decked to delight in tuxedoes and gowns, these holiday revelers merry-make with one of the most popular comedies in the English language.
Now returning from their victorious war in the trenches, the officers enter the Dixon armed only with cocktails. The ladies they return to prove more of a challenge than that on the battlefield. World-weary Benedick and gallant Claudio encompass sharp-tongued Beatrice and fair Hero with altogether different romances – the one in denial and the other aflame. High spirits play out in the Dixon masque as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived, and eternal bliss is threatened – though not before domestic tranquility wins out with the disassembled help of constable Dogberry and his faithful Watch.
DATE: December 9, 13, & 14
VENUE: The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Ave., Memphis, 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 Actor Talkback
For more information or to book your students,
please contact the TSC Education Department at
Education@TnShakespeare.org or (901) 759-0620
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.