The Saratoga Shakespeare Company presents their Summer 2015, new expanded season with 3 SHOWS, 3 STAGES! The company is celebrating its 15th summer season of free outdoor theater in beautiful Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY. Saratoga Shakespeare Executive Director Barbara Opitz points out that, “Since 2000, our productions have become a Saratoga tradition, and many children have grown up watching Shakespeare every summer.” The company has always taken great pride in presenting Shakespeare’s work with great clarity and in a fun-filled and exciting manner. Last year’s Macbeth excited audiences with a good deal of sword fighting throughout the park.
Love’s Labour’s Lost
July 21 – August 2 (Tues-Sat, 6:00PM / Sundays, 3PM)
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage
The Saratoga Shakespeare Company will celebrate the Saratoga Centennial with a production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost. Admission is free of charge, and Congress Park is entirely accessible. As always, family groups and picnics are strongly encouraged to attend.
Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of Shakespeare’s somewhat lesser known plays, but one with some of his richest language and one of his sweetest stories of youth and love. Celebrating the centennial of the charter of Saratoga Springs as a city, the production will be set in 1915, incorporating ragtime music and dance and highlighting the fact that Shakespeare isn’t dull and that his plays provide fun-filled experiences expanding our understanding of the human condition. Travel back in time to 1915 and picnic with the company and Shakespeare’s unbeatable genius.
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)
August 5 – 8 at 8:00pm; August 8 & 9 at 2:00PM
Blackbox Theater – Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY
TICKETS: ADULT: $20.15 /CHILDREN UNDER 12, SENIORS & MILITARY: $15
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Shipwrecked examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.
The Comedy of Errors
August 6 – 8 at 6:00pm
Suzanne Corbet Thomas Amphitheater – Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY
Performed outdoors on the lovely Suzanne Corbet Thomas Amphitheater stage, Saratoga Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors is sure to entertain. Delight in the Bard’s farcical folly of mistaken identity involving two sets of identical twins separated at birth. When all four fellows converge in the same city, mayhem, mischief and marital mishaps erupt. Performed by our Acting Apprentices and Interns, this classical mix of slapstick and the musical poetics of Shakespeare’s words will charm adults and children alike!
For more information, go online to www.saratogashakespeare.com.