Shakespeare Carolina Announces Season, Begins April 27

April 27
1:30 AM 2011

Shakespeare Carolina is proud to announce their 2011 Season. The Company will open the year with John Clifford's "Ines De Castro" April 27th through May 1st at the Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, Charlotte.

Based on true events, "Ines De Castro" is a stunning tale of love and vengeance in 14th Century Portugal. Managing Artistic Director, Chris O'Neill has a long history with both "Ines De Castro" and Playwright John Clifford. O'Neill played the role of the King in the American Premiere of "Ines De Castro", performed on Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina in 1992 and directed its second American production as a part of Winthrop University's Student Director Series in 1997. It was while directing the 1997 production that O'Neill met and developed a Fourteen Year friendship with Clifford. O'Neill has also directed Clifford's "Playing with Fire" at the Off-Tryon Theatre Company. Tickets are available now at

This summer Shakespeare Carolina at Winthrop University will begin its inaugural full season, which will open with Shakespeare's classic comedy "Two Gentleman of Verona" to be directed by long time Shakespeare Carolina collaborator James Cartee. The Production will run July 13th through July 17th at Winthrop University's Johnson Theatre. James Cartee attended Winthrop University and Leo Mezzone's Del Arte School of Theatre movement. He has since traveled the world performing and is currently settled in Charlotte, NC where he heads the group- Citizens of the Universe. Having worked in every aspect of theatre, he looks forward to directing for Shakespeare Carolina for the first time this year.

Rounding out the summer, O'Neill will direct William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" August 3rd through August 7th.


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