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Entering its 32st year, Austin Shakespeare will begin its official professional (Actor's Equity) season with a new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, followed by the Greek tragedy Medea starring nationally acclaimed classical actress, Franchelle Dorn. Free Shakespeare in the Park will bring back Marc Pouhé in his acclaimed role as Macbeth in a new production at Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater. Young Shakespeare will delight audiences at Richard Garriott de Cayeux' Curtain Theatre with Shakespeare's romantic comedy Twelfth Night.

As a bonus to audiences, Austin Shakespeare is collaborating with Armstrong Community Music School to produce a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's musical Sunday in the Park with George September 24 - 27, 2015 for six performances in four days. Accompanied on stage by an orchestra of 10 professional and student musicians, actors will be in costume to perform the complete play without props or scenery except for projections. Greg Holt will return to Austin to play the painter George Seurat and be joined by co-star Kara Bliss.

Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire set in New Orleans is a thrilling story of poetic spirit, lust and love with those famous characters: Stella, Blanche and Stanley at the Rollins Studio Theatre, 7:30 pm, Thursday-Sunday, November 18 - December 6, 2015.

Medea - For the first time in our history Austin Shakespeare will present a Greek tragedy. This classic by Euripides slashes across the stage with the revenge of a woman scorned for a younger wife, starring nationally acclaimed classical actress Franchelle Stewart Dorn in the intimate Rollins Theatre, Thursday-Sunday, February 17 - March 6, 2016.

Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park: Macbeth - Award-winning Austin actor Marc Pouhé returns to this magnificent role, provoked by the three witches and Lady Macbeth in a new production at Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater for our 32nd season in the park. Produced in collaboration with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Thursday-Sunday, May 4 - May 29, 2016.

Young Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the romantic comedy with a delightful cast of characters: Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and let's not forget the brilliant Viola, the lovelorn Olivia and the melancholy Orsino, who opens the show with "If music be the food of love, play on!" At Richard Garriott de Cayeux' Elizabethan replica of The Curtain Theatre off City Park Rd. (near FM 2222 & Loop 360). This will mark the program's eighth year, with a new company of teen actors who competitively audition for this production, directed and designed by professionals. Actors for this 6-week intensive program are selected through open auditions. Thursday-Sunday, June 23 - July 3, 2016.

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