• PacRep Announces its 25th Annual Carmel Shakespeare Festival Line-up

    Opening with The Winter’s Tale

    Pacific Repertory Theatre, the regions only year-round professional theatre, is pleased to announce the 25th annual Carmel Shakespeare Festival, beginning Oct 3 with Shakespeare’s romantic tragi-comedy, The Winter’s Tale, followed in October by the high-flung/low-brow Goldini farce, The Servant of Two Masters, in a new adaptation by Constance Congdon.

    The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s most elegant, haunting and funny plays. Filled with music and magic, it celebrates redemption, reconciliation, and the mending of broken hearts. It is at times comedic, tragic, romantic, and filled with genre-bending hilarity. Originally scheduled for the Outdoor Forest Theater, the production will be at the Golden Bough Theatre, weekends through October 19th.

    In The Winter’s Tale, “Leontes”, the King of Sicily, in a fit of wild and unfounded jealousy, convinces himself that his pregnant wife “Hermione”, is carrying his best friend Polixine’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. One of Shakespeare’s “gender-bending plays”, it is famous for its two-part structure, which makes The Winter’s Tale seem like two entirely different plays that are joined together at the end, as well as the famous stage direction –  “exit, pursued by a bear”. The PacRep production features Equity members Michael Wiles and Stephen Massott, resident artist Julie Hughett, and guest artist Lyla Englehorn.

    The Winter’s Tale starts with one discount preview, Friday, October 3 at 7:30pm, and opens Saturday, October 4 at 7:30pm, followed by a 2:00pm performance on Sunday, October 5.  Performances continue Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm, weekends through October 19. All performances are at the Golden Bough Theater, Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

    Continuing the Carmel Shakespeare Festival, PacRep presents the hilarious romantic comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni and adapted by Constance Congdon. Servant… is a story about a hungry servant who hatches a scheme to double his wages (and meals!) by serving two masters at once! Whether it’s date night or ladies’ night, you don’t want to miss this sometimes bawdy, always charming farce The Washington Post hailed as a “bowlful of joy!”

    Directed by PacRep’s Artistic Director Kenneth Kelleher, Servant… stars Equity actor Cassidy J. Brown as the ever hungry “Truffaldino”, and features Scott McQuiston as “Pantalone”, Juliet Heller as “Beatrice”, Sean Patrick Nil as “Florindo”, Katie Rose Krueger as “Smeraldina”, Sam Fife as “Silvio”.

    The Servant of Two Masters begins with one discount preview, Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, and opens Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm, followed by a matinee on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00pm. Performances continue Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm, weekends through November 9. All performances are in the Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough Playhouse, Casanova St. between 8th and 9th, Carmel.

    Single tickets for all shows are on sale now.  General admission single ticket prices range from $20 to $35 with discounts available for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers, and active military. 2014 SeasonFlexPasses are now available for up to ten Pacific Repertory Theatre productions at $221 per subscription, a 35% savings over single ticket prices; $168 for subscribers 65 years of age and older; and $95 for student/teacher/military.  A variety of FlexPlans are now available allowing the choice of four to ten plays, priced at $122 – $221 for a savings of up to 35%; $88 – $168 for seniors; and $48 – $95 for student/teacher/ military).

    The Pacific Repertory Theatre Box Office is located at the Golden Bough Playhouse on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 4pm; Telephone (831) 622-0100 or visit www.pacrep.org for more information. PacRep is supported by ticket sales, individual donations, special events, and grants from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, The Berkshire Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The Chapman Foundation, and the Harden Foundation, among many others.

    PacRep Theatre 2013 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

    (831-622-0100 or www.pacrep.org for info)

    The Winter’s Tale – Golden Bough Theatre

    FRI     Oct 3               7:30pm         (Discount Preview)
    SAT    Oct 4               7:30pm          (Opening Night)
    SUN    Oct 5               2:00pm          (mat)
    THU    Oct 9               7:30pm
    FRI     Oct 10             7:30pm
    SAT    Oct 11             7:30pm
    SUN    Oct 12             2:00pm          (mat)
    THU    Oct 16             7:30pm
    FRI     Oct 17             7:30pm
    SAT    Oct 18             7:30pm
    SUN    Oct 19             2:00pm           (Closing mat)

    The Servant of Two Masters – Circle Theatre

    FRI     Oct 24             7:30pm            (prev)
    SAT    Oct 25             7:30pm            (Open)
    SUN    Oct 26             2:00pm            (mat)
    WED   Oct 29             7:30pm
    THU    Oct 30             7:30pm
    FRI      Oct 31             7:30pm
    SAT    Nov 1              7:30pm
    SUN    Nov 2              2:00pm            (mat)
    WED   Nov 5              7:30pm
    THU    Nov 6              7:30pm
    FRI      Nov 7              7:30pm
    SAT    Nov 8              7:30pm
    SUN    Nov 9              2:00pm            (Closing mat)

    (831-622-0100 or www.pacrep.org for info)


    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 26, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Arts & Music


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