The Winter’s Tale is coming to the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre this May, and is bringing a
Latin-hot twist to Shakespeare’s compelling romance. Forget the Mediterranean, Austin Shakespeare’s rendition of The Winter’s Tale is set within the spicy heat of Latin America. So grab your blanket and picnic dinner and settle in for a completely free performance of one of Shakespeare’s greatest with a unique twist.
Audiences will watch the action of the play occur in a number of unconventional ways; actors will tango as they speak Elizabethan English and the play’s final act culminates in a special performance of by Austin Samba. You aren’t likely to see a lyre and lute at this performance, but you can anticipate Brazilian Carnival dancers and drummers.
This unconventional, outdoor performance makes Shakespeare more accessible to the public. For those that aren’t devotees of The Bard, The Winter’s Tale is a story of both insane jealousy and immense joy. The action in the first half of the play surrounds King Leonotes, performed by Michael Miller, and his mistrust of his Queen, Hermoine, who is played by Nancy Eyermann. The second act diverges into a full on comedic festival starring clowns.
Feel free to bring food and drink (no glass) to the performance, but be sure to leave Fido at home.
WHEN: Thursdays-Sundays, May 2 – 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Zilker Park Hillside Theatre
2201 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: This is a free event!