Our Past Productions

 

When you get your seats today for TSC's Valentine's Gala on February 10, not only do you get "Annie" composer Charles Strouse, you can bid to win a piano he plays that night!

 

Plus these other exciting Live Auction items:


Maine

Scarborough, Maine

A perfect getaway for two couples, this two-bath luxury Condo sleeps four and is one of only 20 units in the community.  Scarborough also offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by local artist Winslow Homer, whose home is now open for tours. And all the excitement of Portland is just 20 minutes away!

Cumberland IslandCumberland Island, GA
This barrier island off the Georgia coast has a rich history as one of the first landing points in the "new world."  Now, it is 95% National Park Preserve, and allows no new buildings among the southern mansions of a time gone by.  Pristine maritime forests, a canopy of live oaks, and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature.  The secluded island boasts wonderful fishing, over 335 species of birds, and 21 miles of undeveloped beaches with roaming deer, bobcats, and wild horses.  The house is well-appointed, sleeps eight, offers three full bathrooms, a full kitchen, and overlooks the river running through the Island preserve.


Colorado

Crested Butte, Colorado
You will literally be in snowball-throwing range of the Silver Queen, the major ski lift serving the slopes.  The Axtel Building is only steps away from ski rentals, restaurants, and shopping.  Enjoy a wood-burning fire in this condo featuring a newly renovated kitchen with range, dishwasher, microwave oven and hot tap.  Have your breakfast on balconies overlooking the ski areas and Mt. Crested Butte!

Piano

Henry F. Miller Baby Grand

Tickle the ivories to Charles Strouse's Broadway hits on this five-foot, ebony polished Henry F. Miller Baby Grand Piano from Amro Music.  This item includes a matching bench, free delivery within a 50-mile radius of Amro Music, free in-home tuning, and a ten-year parts and labor warranty.  Bidding for this item will begin in the Silent Auction.

Mednikow
Mednikow Jewelry
Show that special someone how much you care with one of two designer pieces from Mednikow Jewelry.  As a full service luxury store, Mednikow's select group of individual craftsmen and world-renowned designers hand-select the finest quality gemstones to create one-of-a-kind jewelry and watch collections in the company's on site workshop.



Wolfe Coleman Romeo
You can't take him home (though he would probably like that), but you can bid to fund Wolfe Coleman and any of our fourth season, professional actors.  Wolfe returns from New England to play Romeo in our Mid-South Schools Tour of Romeo and Juliet this month.  And while he doesn't come home with you, he does go into a school near you -- and it will be because of you.  Fund-a-Player!!!

 

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Enroll Your Child in TSC’s

Summer Camps for a Summer of 

Queens, Kings, Madcaps, and Clowns!

Tennessee Shakespeare Company has a summer camp for every student ages 5-18! At TSC we believe that Shakespeare is for everybody. These camps are inclusive, non-competitive, and FUN, while helping create friendships that will last a lifetime.

Choose From Four Camps:

Camp One:

HENRY V
For AGES 14-18

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Experience one of Shakespeare’s most exciting coming-of-age stories.  This dynamic, two-week camp divides each day into stage combat, movement, clown play, text play, the world Shakespeare lived in, and visual art.  Students will play their 45-minute performance of Henry V on the last day of camp for friends and family. 

June 4-14, 2018,
9:00am-4:00pm
$500

Before and after care available 8am-9am ($25/week), 4pm-5:30pm ($35/week).

Camp Two:

A
Midsummer Night’s Dream
For Ages 11-13

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Boldly go into the playful woods of Athens with us!  Campers will dive into the world of magical fairies, run madcap through the forest, and cavort as only clowns can.  Friends and family are welcome to join for a sharing of speeches and scenes on our last day of camp.

June 25-29, 2018,
9:00am -3:00pm
$275

Before and after-care available 8am-9am ($25/week), 3pm-5:30pm ($50/week)

Camp Three:

The Tempest
For Ages 5-7

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Explore the magical characters of The Tempest with dance, arts and crafts, music, monsters, and sprites.  Friends and family are welcome to join for a sharing of our play on our last day of camp.

July 9-13, 2018,
9:00am- 12:00pm
$165

Before-care available 8am-9am ($25/week).

Camp Four:

As You Like It
For Ages 8-10

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The Forest of Arden was never a more fun place!  Clowns, fools, banished rebels, wrestling and silly disguises are just a few of the things we will encounter. Play in Shakespeare’s hilarious rustic comedy in this fast-paced, funny, and active camp. Friends and family are welcome to join for a sharing of speeches and scenes on our last day of camp.

July 23-27, 2018,
9:00am- 3:00pm
$275

Before and after-care available 8am-9am ($25/week), 3pm-5:30pm ($50/week).

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

Download the Summer Camps Registration Form.

You Can Make an Education Difference

Pictured (left to right):  Dan McCleary with Chip, Barbara, Virginia, and John Apperson

 

If you would like to help TSC move the arts closer to the center of every child's learning experience, please:

1. Write a personal letter about your experience as a participant in one of TSC's education programs or as an audience member to:

Tennessee Shakespeare Company
7950 Trinity Road
Memphis, TN 38018

2. Make a contribution to the Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund by clicking on the 'Donate Now' button on the right-hand side of your browser margin, and help us bring as many children as possible to Shakespeare:

 

The Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund
Bringing as Many Children to Shakespeare as Possible

The Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund (established in 2008 by her loving children Chip, John, and Virginia pictured above) serves as our annual Education Fund to ensure as many Mid-South children as possible can participate in our expanding Education Program.  Specifically, the Angel Fund:

  • Underwrites Free Will Thursday Kids Nights during our productions; allowing Children aged 17 and younger to see one performance per week free of charge when accompanied by a guardian;
  • Supplements ticket prices and transportation for special morning matinees and post-show discussions of our productions for middle and high school students;
  • Supplements costs associated with in-school Shakespeare Playshops and Residencies throughout the Mid-South;
  • Made possible the launch of Shakespeare Play Camps in summer 2015: multiple indoor/outdoor camps of Renaissance imagination for students ages 4-18; 


TSC's The Taming of the Shrew  (2014)
Pictured (left to right):  David Rhea (multi-year veteran of TSC's Young Players Training Intensive) and Brian Sheppard

 

The 168 schools we have served in the past 10 years:

All Saints Academy (FL)

Appling Middle School

Arlington High School

Bartlett High School

Bishop Byrne High School

Blessed Sacrament Homeschool

Blue Mountain College

Bolton High School

Booker T. Washington High School

Bornblum Solomon Schechter School

Briarcrest Christian School

The Bridge Homeschool

British International School of Charlotte

Burns Middle School (NC)

Caldwell County High School (KY)

Campus School

Cardinal Gibbons High School (NC)

Center Hill High School

Central High School

Charlotte Country Day School (NC)

Chattanooga Christian School

Christ the King Lutheran School

Christ Methodist Day School

Christian Brothers University

Classical Conversations of Bartlett

Classical Conversations of Cordova

Classical Conversations of Hernando   (MS)

Classical Conversations of Leawood East

Classical Conversations of Millington

Classical Conversations of Northern    Mississippi

Collegiate School of Memphis

Collierville Burch Library

Collierville Connection

Collierville High School

Collierville Home School

Collierville Middle School

Colonial Middle School

Concord Academy

Cordova High School

Cordova Middle School

Cordova Tutorial

Covington Integrated Arts Academy

Craigmont High School

Crest Middle School (NC)

De La Salle Elementary School

Dogwood Elementary School

Douglass High School

Downtown Elementary School

East High School

Evangelical Christian School

Fairley High School

Fairview Middle School

Farmington Elementary School

Fayette Academy

Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High

First Assembly Christian School

Garinger High School (NC)

George Carver Washington High School

Germantown Elementary School

Germantown High School

Germantown Middle School

Grace St. Luke's

Grahamwood Elementary School

Greenfield School (NC)

Hamilton High School

Harding Academy

Herrin High School (IL)

Highland Oaks Middle School

Hillcrest High School

Hollbrook Middle School (NC)

Holmes Community College

Homeschool Families

Homeschoolers of Memphis Eclectic Elementary School

Homeschoolers of Memphis Eclectic High School

Homeschooling Under Grace

Hope Academy

Houston High School

Houston Middle School

Hutchison School

Humboldt High School

Immaculate Conception

Incarnation Catholic

Irwin Academic Center (NC)

Jackson-Madison County Library

Kingsbury High School

King’s Mountain High School (NC)

King’s Mountain Middle School (NC)

Kirby High School

Knowledge Quest

Lausanne Lower School

Lausanne Upper School

Liberty High School

Logan Middle School (WV)

Macon Road Baptist School

Madison Academic High School

Manassas High School

Maria Montessori School

Margolin Hebrew Academy

Martin Luther King, Jr. Preparatory High School

McCracken County High School (KY)

Memphis Academy of Science/Engineering

Memphis Catholic Middle School

Memphis Catholic High School

Memphis Junior Academy

Memphis School of Excellence

Memphis University School

Middle College High School

Millington Central High School

Milton-Freewater (WA)

Mount Zion High School (NC)

Munford High School

Newnan High School (GA)

Northgate High School (GA)

Overton High School

Oxford High School (MS)

Page High School (IL)

Paragould Senior High School (AR)

Pioneer Middle School (WA)

Pleasant View School

Power Center Academy

Prescott School (WA)

Raleigh Charter High School (NC)

Raleigh-Egypt Middle School

Raleigh-Egypt High School

Ranson Middle School (NC)

Rhodes College

Richland Elementary School

Ridgeway High School

Risco R-II School (MO)

Rivercrest Elementary

Riverdale Elementary

Riverside High School

Robert E. Lee Academy (SC)

Schilling Middle School

Sheffield High School

Shelby Middle School (NC)

Sherwood

Simpson County Academy (MS)

Snowden School

Soulsville Charter

Southwind High School

St. Agnes

St. Benedict

St. Francis of Assisi

St. George's Independent

St. Joseph (MS)

St. Louis School Association

St. Mary HS (KY)

St. Mary's Episcopal

Tipton Rosemark Academy

Trinity Christian Academy

Trinity Episcopal School (NC)

University of Memphis Campus School

University of North Georgia (GA)

University School of Jackson

Washington Carver High School

Walla Walla High School (WA)

Wayne Country Day School (NC)

Westchester Country Day School (NC)

Westminster Academy

Westwood High School

Westwood School (SC)

White Station Elementary School

White Station Middle School

White Station High School

Willow Oaks Elementary School

Wooddale Elementary School

Wooddale High School

 Book New, Traveling Productions
Southern Sirens
Shake(s) Rattle and Roll

   

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Southern Sirens and Shake(s), Rattle, and Roll
September 2017 - June 2018

Bring our popular TSC actors into your school, center, or office! 

We perform two fast, fun, informative shows that are appropriate for all ages and are highly entertaining.  Performances are 45 minutes in length and have minimal technical needs.  Each show includes a post-show discussion with the actors. 

Cost: $500.

Shake(s), Rattle & Roll pays tribute to our hometown heritage.  This show lovingly links the signature music of Memphis to the works of Shakespeare that (we imagine) inspired them.  You will discover chart-topping, toe-tapping, foot-stomping, got-t​o-​jump-out-of-your-seat-and-move-with-it SHAKESPEARE!  Enjoy a whirlwind of scenes and soliloquies sure to make you want to SHOUT! Material includes Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, Richard II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, Twelfth Night, and Taming of the Shrew.

In Southern Sirens the celebrated Southern prose of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor are dramatized in this NEW 45-minute production.  Excerpts from stories and letters illuminate the ground-breaking styles of these short story writers as they tackle social truths with arresting clarity and humor.

Performance Space: To play, we require approximately a 16’ wide x 15’ deep space for the performance.  Stage lights and amplified sound are unnecessary.  Our actors will bring everything they require with them.  No stage or elevation is required, so we can play in a variety of spaces.  Though we do not require a stage or raised playing space, please ensure the chosen performance area has good visibility for your audience.  Material is suitable for all ages. 

For more information and to book your show today, please contact Carmen-maria Mandley, TSC Education Manager, by emailing education@tnshakespeare.org or by calling (901) 759-0620.

What students and teachers are saying: 

"What an awesome experience. I got so much feedback from students and teachers that it was 'the highlight of the year."
- Michele Sabatier, teacher, St. Joseph School, Greenville, MS
"Moving, authentic performances! The quality of the productions is unmatched in this area. My students will never claim Shakespeare is irrelevant again!!"
- April Murphy, teacher, Collierville Connection Homeschool Group
"I didn't have to find chaperones. I didn't have to order buses or lunches. It was the most convenient, perfect 'field trip' for the kids and me. TSC is gracious, pleasant and perfectly Shakespearean."
- Abby Cardwell, teacher, Snowden School

To view TSC's page on the Tennessee Arts Commission website for Ticket Subsidy and State Funding, click here. To view available grants, click here.

Reduced pricing is made possible in part by TSC's Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund.

PLEASE NOTE: Titles and dates are subject to change.

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