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Southwest Shakespeare Co Announces 2009-10 'Spirits Walk Abroad' Season

Southwest Shakespeare Company announces 2009-2010 season "Spirits Walk Abroad."

The Comedy of Errors

Thurs., Sept. 17 to Sat., Oct. 3, 2009 in the Piper Repertory Theater

Shakespeare's farcical onslaught of mistaken identities, fateful romance and family reunions. Not one but two sets of long-separated twins form the springboard to much confusion, slapstick, and surprise as a family that once was lost, but now is found in a strange and wonderful land! Set in 1900.

The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long, and Daniel Singer

Sat., Nov. 28 to Sat., Dec. 19, 2009 in the Farnsworth Studio Theater

Get your tickets fast, as this production sold out the last time we produced it! As the Los Angeles Herald wrote, "Shakespeare as written by Reader's Digest, acted by Monty Python, and performed at the speed of the minute waltz." Shakespeare writ small, as some might like it. The London Times called it "Stupendous, anchorless, Joy!" So, forsooth! Get thee to this delightfully fractured complete works (complete with ghosts) of none-other-than The Bard.

Julius Caesar

Thurs., Jan. 7 to Sat., Jan. 23, 2010 in the Piper Repertory Theater

Shakespeare's account of the effects of tyranny, assassination, and rebellion on a country and its people is gripping theatre at its best. Historically-based on events surrounding the death of Julius Caesar and its aftermath, this play has had meaning through the ages. Though Brutus and Cassius dominate the second half, it is Caesar's ghost that hovers over the play. Set in the American Civil War, this penetrating and powerful production is not to be missed. Directed by Richard Baird.

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Thurs., March 4 to Sat., March 20, 2010 in the Farnsworth Studio Theater

Writer and society man Charles Condoman, in doing some research for his latest novel on the paranormal, inadvertently conjures up the spirit of his greatest fan -- his first wife -- the spoiled and selfish Elvira who refuses to obey her vow "till death do us part". Instead she desperately seeks to wreak havoc on Charles' current marriage. You don't need a crystal ball to predict the comic mayhem that ensues. Featuring Artistic Director Jared Sakren as the mad medium Madame Arcati.

Richard III

Thurs., April 22 to Sat., May 8, 2010 in the Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse Theater

This haunting tragedy features one of the Bard's most wicked characters at its center. Spinning out of the whirlwind known as The Wars of the Roses, this story of one man's shocking brutality is a paradox of charm and malevolence, virtuosity and corruption, good and evil. Starring Richard Baird as the "Bottled Spider" of the title role. Directed by Nick Kennedy.

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