FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 23, 2013
CONTACT: Ronald Bell, Executive Director (315) 476-1835, email@example.com OR syrsf.org Shakespeare is 449 Years Old
& SSF Begins Its 11th Season
The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival announces its 11th season, April 23, 2013,
on William Shakespeare’s 449th birthday
** August 8-18, 2013: The Winter’s Tale, Jamie Bruno directing, on the Thornden Park Amphitheatre Stage; is unique in Shakespeare's canon for its structure: the first half is a tragedy of jealousy, the second half a romantic comedy. SSF brings you both halves presenting tragedy and comedy on alternate nights. Come both nights and double your fun! Shakespeare-In-The-Park is FREE! Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are encouraged and Gannon's Isle ice cream is ready for you.
** January 10 & 11, 2014: The Liberty of Low Expectations, written and directed by Jamie Bruno @ SU’s Warehouse Theatre; twelve dramatic monologues in blank verse from twelve different characters in our Happy New Year Fundraiser.
** February 7-23, 2014: King Lear, Dan Stevens directing, Empire Theatre at NYS Fair; Gerard Moses stars as Lear, a father who divides his kingdom based on declarations of love from his three daughters. When he realizes he’s made a mistake, it’s too late and the world devolves into chaos. First show in our Shakespeare-Under-A-Roof season.
** April 4-13, 2014: The Suitors by Jean Racine, Judith Harris directing; one of the most hilarious French plays ever written, Racine's only comedy (1688) tells of a judge named Nigaud who has lost his mind from overwork and yet is possessed with the desire to go to court and try cases day and night; & Commedia dell’Arte, Lynn Barbato directing; the roots of improvisation date back to 16th century Italy where “stock” character types mocked social conventions; second Shakespeare-Under-A-Roof show, @ SU’s Warehouse Theatre
** June 20-29, 2014, SOTG: Measure for Measure, Jamie Bruno directing, Thornden Park Amphitheatre; one of Shakespeare’s dark comedies that investigates the issues of justice and morality. We follow the fortunes of Isabella as she tries to save her brother from execution; get up close to the actors in the pay-what-you-can Shakespeare-On-The-Grass series.