Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Turns 21 and Celebrates with a Season of Literary Masterpieces and Shakespeare Classics

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company announces its 2014-2015 Season 21 schedule. CSC's Season 21 is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and all productions will feature Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Resident Company of Actors. Season 21 subscription packages went on sale February 3, 2014 and experienced a record breaking first day of sales. Single tickets are now on sale and seats are already in high demand!

As Cincinnati's stage for the classics, CSC is delighted to bring to life Shakespeare favorites, definitive works of drama, and literary classics adapted for the stage. Next season includes two beloved American classics, including Simon Levy's brand new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and the regional premiere of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves. At Halloween, audiences can experience the classic Hitchcock thriller, "The Birds" by Conor McPherson from the short story by Daphne du Maurier, recently adapted for the stage. In January, CSC will present Samuel Beckett's profound comedy, "Waiting for Godot" and the season concludes with the Cincinnati debut of the Tony-award winning, West-End smash hit comedy, "One Man, Two Guvnors" by Richard Bean based on "The Servant of Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding.

The Shakespeare opener next season will be William Shakespeare's boisterous play "The Comedy of Errors" in November and December. Last year, audiences sold out house after house of Shakespeare's comedy "Twelfth Night" and we are delighted to offer another opportunity for frivolity around the holiday season! The season also includes William Shakespeare's powerful history "Henry V" which is the next installment of the epic 5 year, 8 play history cycle that CSC began with "Richard II" and continued with "Henry IV". CSC will also present the much requested "The Taming of the Shrew", Shakespeare's classic, comedic battle of the sexes!

The complete Season 21 line up is as follows:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)*

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

July 25- August 16, 2014

What better way to celebrate the completion of the entire Shakespeare canon than by doing it all over again - in one evening! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) features three actors on a mission: to bring the entirety of Shakespeare's works to life on the stage in one fell swoop. Gallop along with us as we careen wildly through all the comedies, histories and tragedies using a trunkful of props, wigs, and outrageous costumes - it's a joyous Shakespeare jambalaya you definitely don't want to miss.

*This is a Special Event. Not included in the subscription package but subscribers can get $20 tickets!

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy

September 5- October 4, 2014

It is the height of prohibition and young Nick Carraway has taken up residence in Long Island's "West Egg", home to the nouveau riche. He is soon befriended by his neighbor, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, and drawn into his glitzy, if garish, world of lavish parties and secret speakeasies. But as Gatsby's secretive past is uncovered, and his intentions revealed, Nick finds himself a pawn in a love triangle so scandalous, it threatens to destroy all those around him. This American classic is a poignant examination of America in the early twentieth century, exploring the notions of love, morality, identity and the corruption of the American Dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald's best known and most beloved work, The Great Gatsbyfinally comes to the stage in this exclusive new adaption by Simon Levy.

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