The Shakespeare Brunches

Back by Popular Demand!

Join us for an elegant Sunday brunch, drinks, and abbreviated Shakespeare readings in a beautiful and sociable indoor setting.  Acted by some of your favorite players, the readings are preceded by a delicious and varied buffet with cash bar.  Your $55 ticket includes all but the bar.  Attire: cocktail/business casual.

at The Memphis Hunt and Polo Club
650 S. Shady Grove Road, Memphis

Host Members: Margaret and Owen Tabor

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The Merchant of Venice

Sunday, May 21, 2017

12:30-3:30 pm

directed by Dan McCleary

Shakespeare’s early “comedy” was controversial for giving human dimension to the oft-maligned Jewish community. The controversy remains today, but for entirely different reasons.  Can we discover “harmony in the spheres?” 

 

The Cast
Antonio, a merchant of Venice.....................................Michael Khanlarian
Bassanio, his friend, and suitor to Portia......................Joey Shaw*
Portia, an heiress, of Belmont......................................Rachel Brun*
Nerissa, her waiting-woman........................................Jillian Barron
Shylock, a Jew..............................................................Dan McCleary*
Jessica, his daughter....................................................Claire Hayner
Lorenzo, in love with Jessica.........................................Blake Currie
Gratiano, friend to Antonio and Bassanio......................Zach Williams
Salerio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio.........................Destiny Freeman
Solanio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio........................Carmen Mandley
Launcelot Gobbo, a clown, servant to Shylock...............Nic Picou
The Duke of Venice.......................................................Colton Swibold*
The Prince of Morocco..................................................Phil Darius Wallace*
The Prince of Arragon...................................................Marquis Archuleta
Old Gobbo, Launcelot’s father.......................................Colton Swibold*
Tubal, Shylock’s friend, a Jew........................................Stuart Heyman
Leonardo, servant to Bassanio.......................................Bethany Fichthorn
Balthazar, servant to Portia............................................Rachel McFatridge

* appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers in the U.S.

 

pic a winters tale2016The Winter’s Tale 

Sunday, November 20

12:30-3:30 pm

directed by Stephanie Shine

Shakespeare’s late romance features a Bohemian rhapsody of near-magical redemption and forgiveness.

"Winter's Tale" Brunch Menu

On each table
Dipping Sauce of Olive Oil with
Chopped Garlic, Basil & Fresh Ground Pepper.
Warm Crusty Bread to be served.

Buffet
Frittata with Prosciutto and Cheese
Brussels Sprouts (cut in ½) in Pancetta/Balsamic Vinaigrette
Parmesan Baskets with Caesar Salad
Side Dish of Anchovies
Side Dish of Parmesan Cheese
Sliced Tomato Tartletts (Roma Tomatoes if Available)
Tartletts~3-3 ½ “
Antipasto Display with 3-4 meats (3-4 varieties of Olives)
Carved Bone-In Ham
Cheese Display with Green & Red Grapes
Wheel of Brie – Port Wine Reduction & Figs
Breakfast Potatoes with Red & Green Peppers & Onions

Dessert
Apple & Plum Tartlettes

 

The Cast
Leontes, King of Sicilia............................................Tony Molina, Jr.*
Hermione, Queen to Leontes...................................Carey Urban*
Perdita, daughter to Leontes and Hermione.............Cally Shine
Mamillius, young Prince of Sicilia.............................Joshua Pearce
Camillo, Lord of Sicilia.............................................Dan McCleary*
Antigonus, Lord of Sicilia.........................................Brian Webb Russell*
Paulina, wife to Antigonous.....................................Stephanie Shine*
Cleomenes, Lord of Sicilia........................................Marquis Archuleta
Dion, Lord of Sicilia..................................................Nathan Snow
Polixenes, King of Bohemia......................................Phil Darius Wallace*
Florizel, Prince of Bohemia.......................................Blake Currie
Archidamus, a Lord of Bohemia................................Nic Picou
Old Shepherd, reputed father of Perdita....................Chris Cotten
Clown, his son..........................................................Marlon Finnie
Autolycus, a rogue....................................................Zach Williams
A Mariner/a jailer......................................................Roman Kyle
Mopsa, shepherdess/Emilia, a Lady...........................Jillian Barron
Dorcas, shepherdess.................................................Merit Koch
Time, as Chorus........................................................Jeanna Juleson

News

  • Fantastical Summer Camps
  • Our 10th Anniversary Gala
  • The Shakespeare Brunch is Back
  • Flannery O’Connor: Georgia Gothic

Enroll Your Child Today in TSC’s
Fantastical SUMMER CAMPS at Hutchison School

CHOOSE FROM THREE CAMPS:

 

pic flyer summercamp2017bSOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

For girls and boys entering grades 7-12

It’s Halloween in June! Confront your fear! No, not of Shakespeare, but come face-to-face with the mysterious and fantastical characters - human and inhuman - that enliven Shakespeare’s greatest works. Campers will learn what it takes to make Shakespeare really scary. This two- week camp will conclude with a camper showcase of ghosts, monsters, and visions.

JUNE 12-23
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST: $500

 

BE A SPRITE!

For girls and boys entering grades JK-1

Explore the magical characters and incidents that populate A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. Developing their characters and mastering Shakespeare through song, fairy games, and mask and costume making, campers will present their fantastic achievements in an end-of-camp showcase.

JULY 31 – AUGUST 4
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
COST: $200

 

MAKE ‘EM LAUGH:
SHAKESPEARE’S CLOWNS

For girls and boys entering grades 2-6

Meet and become one of Shakespeare’s clowns! Explore and master the physical and verbal comedy and scenes that occur in almost all of Shakespeare’s work. Whether you want to be sad, happy, bumbling, or pompous, Shakespeare has a part for you. Campers show off in an antic showcase at camp’s end.

JULY 31 – AUGUST 4
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST: $275­­­­

FOR MORE INFORMATION: EDUCATION@TNSHAKESPEARE.ORG OR (901) 759-0620.

Download the Summer Camps Registration Form.

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Save the Date for Our 10th Anniversary Gala

We are saving a table for YOU to join us for our 10th Anniversary Season Gala!  Mark your calendar now for Saturday, April 7, 2018, when we bring you a celebratory evening of performance and dinner in the beautiful ballroom of the Memphis Hilton.

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Back by popular demand:

The Shakespeare Brunch

Join us for an elegant Sunday brunch, drinks, and an abbreviated Shakespeare reading in a beautiful indoor setting. Acted by some of your favorite TSC players, the reading is preceded by a delicious and thematic buffet with cash bar. Your $40 ticket includes the buffet and reading.

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by William Shakespeare

Sunday, November 20

12:30-3:30 pm
directed by Stephanie Shine
at The Memphis Hunt and Polo Club
Host Members: Margaret and Owen Tabor


Shakespeare’s late romance features a Bohemian rhapsody of near-magical redemption and forgiveness, featuring over 20 professional actors, including Carey Urban, Tony Molina, Darius Wallace, Stephanie Shine, and Dan McCleary.

Attire: cocktail/business casual.

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Flannery O’Connor: Georgia Gothic on April 21

Tennessee Shakespeare Company continues its popular Southern Literary Salon on April 21 with one of the more shocking American voices of the 20th Century – Flannery O’Connor.

Presented inside and outdoors at the spacious private home of Drew and Melia Murphy in Germantown (the site of previous Salons on Faulkner and Hemingway), Flannery O’Connor: Georgia Gothic runs 6:00–8:00 pm.

The evening features light Southern food, conversation, music, 45 minutes or so of readings from Ms. O’Connor’s works, and a mixed spirit of the author’s dis-liking (she preferred her coca-cola spiked with coffee).

Tickets are only are $55 and include all of the above.  Seating is very limited.

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Tennessee Shakespeare Company is generously supported by:

Boyle         FedEx         Tennessee Arts Commission

International Paper             University of Memphis  logo-arts-memphis



     First Tenneessee Foundation    

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Individual Season Sponsors:

Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund; Nancy Copp; Ernest, Pat, Martha, and Marian Kelly; Milton T. Schaeffer; The Family of Owen and Margaret Tabor;
Ann and Wellford Tabor.

Season Partners:

Boyle Investment Company, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Hutchison School, Shelby County Schools, St. George’s Church, The University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is a proud member of:
Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence       ArtsMemphis    logo-gacc          Tennesseans for the Arts     Tennessee Theatre Association     Where We Live