You take your seat just as the lights go down. Michigan Shakespeare Festival!! The curtain rises, and all at once you are transported to a miraculous foreign land: The battlements of Elsinore castle. A beach in Illyria. A blasted heath in Scotland. A canal in Venice. A throne room in Sicilia, or Athens, or Egypt. A street in Rome, or Verona, or Ephesus, or anywhere in all the globe.
Here, you’re suddenly confronted by vile witches and hungry warlords, ambitious kings and vengeful ghosts, shipwrecked maidens and jealous princes. The people around you speak in words that have a familiar feel, a roiling and beautiful language that cuts right to the heart of human experience. Phrases pour out, filling your ear. Not just the famous words quoted in schools, but words invented for this very stage. Love is blind. Vanish into thin air. Break the ice. Foul play. Whats done is done. Come what may. Too much of a good thing. The jaws of death. Brave new world. The knock-knock joke was invented here, and some believe here was born the rebellious teenager.
You laugh, and all at once you are part of the story, rising and falling with the fortunes of the most complete characters ever to grace the stage. Falstaff and Hal. Caesar and Brutus. Viola and Olivia. Romeo and Juliet. Othello and Iago. Kate and Petruchio. Macbeth. Richard. Hamlet.
Too soon it’s over, the story told. You look down at the ticket in your hand, the portal to this realm of swords and words.
A ticket to the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.
As the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival is a professional Equity theatre company (LOA/LORT) dedicated to producing world-class classical plays. Now in preparation for its 19th year, it takes place in Jackson’s lovely Baughman Theatre. The 2013 season runs from July 18th to August 18th, 2013.
Lets go to the Michigan Shakespeare Festival! Shakespeare’s plays survive and thrive because of his language, his expression of humanity’s light, darkness, and the foibles in-between. Under the guidance of the MSF’s award winning Artistic Director Janice L. Blixt, the Festival brings that language to life in unique and wonderful ways. This years season include TWELFTH NIGHT, KING JOHN, and Oliver Goldsmith’s SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER.
Buy your ticket now and make your plan to visit fantastical places to witness acts of horror and hilarity. In Michigan, this is Pure Shakespeare.
Name 5 of the top events to see at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival:
“Twelfth Night,” Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer,” Shakespeare’s “King John,” Bard Talks, Talk Backs
Your top 5 best words to describe the Michigan Shakespeare Festival?:
Shakespeare, professional, comedy, passion, acting
What type of festival is it? (festival genre):
Arts festival, theatre
Address of festival:
2111 Emmons Rd.
Jackson, Michigan, 49201
Festival / event start date: 07/18/2013
Festival end date (only for multi day events): 11/08/2013
Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: No
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