Friday, March 13, 2009

Upcoming: The Tempest, Baron's Men at Castleton, May 1 - 3, 8 - 10

UPDATE: Click for ALT review of The Tempest

From the website:

The Tempest

Friday - Sunday, May 1 - 3, 2009 7:30 pm
Friday - Sunday, May 8 - 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Who are The Baron's Men? We're a small company who are as passionate about history as we are about theater. We strive to produce Renaissance plays in a period fashion and style that does include some bawdy humor that is correct to Shakespeare’s time. Our costumes are meticulously researched and documented regarding their authenticity. We use only live music that is correct to the period (late 16th and early 17th centuries) and is played on historically accurate instruments. Torches supply the majority of light for our plays, and the small amount of electrical lighting that we use is very discreet and not noticeable by the majority of the audience. We invite you to enjoy a theatrical experience unlike any other in Austin.

The Tempest will not be performed in the Curtain Theater, but on another piece of the same property in the village of Castleton. Feel free to use the seating provided, bring your own, or enjoy the evening as a blanket picnic. The Baron’s Men recommend bringing a coat in the event that we have an unseasonably chilly evening.

Printable Flyer with directions.

What started out as a one time enterprise meant as an homage to an admired friend known for his great performances has turned into a company of actors and technicians, most of whom had never performed before becoming involved but have discovered talents that they never knew they had. With the exception of the board of directors, The Baron's Men is a fluid group, with cast and crew joining or not joining productions based on time and interest. Though the faces change from production to production, one thing remains the same: The Baron's Men continue to have fun as they stretch their creative talents and push the envelope of their performances.

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