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Shakespeare Dallas Announces 2018 Season Of Shakespeare In The Park

"We will have rings and things and fine array" as Shakespeare Dallas plans for its 2018 season of Shakespeare in the Park with three iconic Shakespeare performances.

The 2018 season will include Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Taming of the Shrew, performed in repertory during the summer. The fall season will run Othello in both Dallas and Addison.

"For next year's season, we wanted to bring back some crowd favorites, and offer some of Shakespeare's classic works that have been a big part of our history," said Raphael Parry, Executive and Artistic Director of Shakespeare Dallas. "We look forward to bringing some of these more recognizable titles to our theater friends and new audiences alike."

Following includes more information about the 2018 season.

Comedy of Errors

Antipholus and Dromio arrive in Ephesus in search of their long-lost twin brothers, unaware that their father, Aegeon, has also arrived there on the same quest. As a citizen of Syracuse, a city at war with Ephesus, Aegeon has landed illegally in Ephesus and is arrested and condemned to death unless a ransom is paid by sunset. Unknown to all of them, the lost Antipholus and Dromio have been living in Ephesus for many years. On Ephesus, the strangers find themselves greeted like old friends. Antipholus of Syracuse finds that he has acquired a wife, and everyone in Ephesus seems to be behaving very strangely.

Taming of the Shew

Set in Padua, the play centers around the merchant Baptista and his two daughters. Suitors pursue the younger, prettier daughter, Bianca, who cannot be married before her strong-willed sister, Katherina. Once Kate is married off, her husband devises a plan to "out-shrew" her, and turn her into an obedient wife.

Othello

Othello is a general in the Venetian army, who chooses Cassio to be his lieutenant. This angers Iago, who wanted the position for himself. Iago and Roderigo devise a plan to get back at Othello by making a nighttime visit to Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, claiming that she has been stolen by and married to Othello, the Moor.

Performances of Comedy of Errors and Taming of the Shrew will begin at 8:15 p.m., and will be performed at Samuell Grand Amphitheater. Othello will begin at 8 p.m. and will perform both at Samuell Grand and Addison Circle. Tickets are $10 on Thursdays and Sundays and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. Students and seniors pay reduced rates, and military personnel and their families are free. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are pay-as-you-can evenings. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or online. Additional information is available at http://www.shakespearedallas.org or 214-559-2778.

About Shakespeare Dallas

Founded in 1971 as a free summer Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Dallas serves the community as one of North Texas' most treasured cultural institutions and the area's only producer of educational programming focused on teaching Shakespeare. Using Shakespeare's works as a cornerstone, Shakespeare Dallas serves the Southwest region with fun and accessible indoor and outdoor theatre, integrated school programs, and cultural enrichment for people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, visit http://www.shakespearedallas.org.


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