Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Upcoming: Shakespeare's Birthday Party, Castleton Village and Curtain Theatre, April 21

Austin Shakespeare Texas


Shakespeare's Birthday fundraiser Austin TX

Shakespeare’s 448th Birthday Party

Elizabethan frivolity on the beautiful shores of Lake Austin

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 12 – 4 p.m.

at Richard Garriott’s Castleton Village and Curtain Theater, Austin’s replica of an Elizabethan theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr., Austin, 78730 (click for map)

TICKETS: $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12, children 2 and under free; tickets are available only at the event. Parking is free

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Austin Shakespeare pairs fun activities and the festive atmosphere of a birthday party at Shakespeare’s 448th Birthday Party at the Curtain Theater and Castleton Village. Proceeds support Austin Shakespeare and Free Shakespeare in the Park.

Guests can learn to fence, go on a scavenger hunt, hear music and play games, all in a lovely lakeside setting. Kids and adults will perform scenes from Shakespeare. Enjoy craft making, delicious food, mask-making, fencing, even a fort and a pirate ship. And, of course, cake!

This will be a wonderful way for families to enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon playing games, fly in a swing, make crafts, learn to fence, listen to music, play bocce ball, and go on a fun-filled scavenger hunt culminating in lots of prizes.

Some of Austin’s talented young actors will perform scenes at the Curtain Theater, a Treasure hunt will begin at 1pm and 2:30 pm, and the Blowing out of the Candles on Shakespeare’s Birthday cake will be at 3:30 pm.

Tickets are $12 for adults; $7 for children under 12, children 2 and under free. Tickets available only at the event. Parking is free.

ABOUT AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE: Founded in 1984 and the only professional classical theater company in Central Texas, Austin Shakespeare presents professional theatre of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the public performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking, and eminently accessible, connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today. Continuing its 28 years of free Shakespeare at Austin’s Zilker Hillside Theatre, Austin Shakespeare also annually produces shows at The Long Center for the Performing Arts Rollins Studio Theatre, and their Young Shakespeare Company performs at Richard Garriott's Curtain Theater, an outdoor replica of an Elizabethan theater. Additional programs include the weekly “Shakespeare Aloud” reading group, Shakespeare summer camps, and the Young Shakespeare Company. Austin Shakespeare’s education program 20/20 sends professional actors into the schools to encourage love of language.

Austin Shakespeare is a member of the Greater Austin Creative Alliance.

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