Shakespeare at Winedale




Camp Shakespeare

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The Comedy of Errors

This fellow is distract, and so am I
And here we wander in illusions. - IV.iii

Thursday, June 21
    3:30pm
Crystal Theater - Gonzales, Texas

Friday, June 22
    2:00pm
Austin Scottish Rite Theater - Austin, Texas

Saturday, June 23
    1:00pm
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

Shakespeare’s most brilliantly plotted farce, The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio arrive in Ephesus—which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant Dromio. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, mistaken identities lead to wild mishaps, wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, and accusations of infidelity, theft, and demonic possession. Needless to say, hilarity ensues.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.- III.i

Thursday, July 12
    3:30pm
Crystal Theater - Gonzales, Texas

Friday, July 13
    7:00pm
Henkel Hall - Round Top, Texas

Saturday, July 14
    1:00pm
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, follows multiple stories of love and magic in an enchanted forest. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, pursued by the doting Helena. A love quadrangle develops when the mischievous Puck plays Cupid. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the quarrel of Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies. Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.

For Camp Shakespeare ticket reservations, please email Doc Ayres at jayres@cvctx.com directly.                READ PLAY SYNOPSIS




Summer Class Performances



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Love's Labour's Lost

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps. - V.i

Thursdays - Sundays, July 19 - August 12
    7:30pm
    2:00pm Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

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Self-denial is fashionable in the Kingdom of Navarre, when the young King persuades three of his courtiers to swear off all pleasures in favor of serious study. But soon after, the Princess of France and her ladies arrive on diplomatic—and romantic—business. The young courtiers prove prospective lovers, with the help of several local heart-led rustics (including a Spanish knight and a country clown). Every kind of sport ensues, from rhetorical combat to mistaken identities. One of Shakespeare's wittiest and most charming comedies, Love’s Labour's Lost has long been a Winedale favorite.

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All's Well That Ends Well

'Twere all one
That I should love a bright particular star
And think to wed it  – I.i

Thursdays - Sundays, July 19 - August 12
    7:30pm
    2:00pm Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

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The orphaned Helena falls in love with the handsome Bertram—the son of her adoptive mother—and sets in motion a tale of determined love overcoming all obstacles. When Bertram is sent to the court of France, Helena begins a journey of cunning, danger, and disguise to try to win his love. Bertram runs off to war along with the deceitful scoundrel, Parolles, but Helena continues her pursuit, determined to outwit her hesitant husband. All’s Well That Ends Well overturns romantic and moral conventions in a sophisticated comedy of love and war.

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Julius Caesar

Cowards die many times before their deaths; 
The valiant never taste of death but once. - II.ii

Thursdays - Sundays, July 19 - August 12
    7:30pm
    2:00pm Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

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A new day has dawned in Rome. Caesar has emerged victorious from civil war, and Rome is ready to pronounce him supreme ruler. Brutus, a loyal protector of the Roman republic, and Cassius, an ambitious and conspiratorial Senator, face a stark choice: let Caesar rule or restore the Rome they loved. Julius Caesar probes the divisions between celebrity and statesman, public and private, free will and fate. In the surging tides of a disordered nation, the line between patriot and anarchist is drawn in shifting sand.

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Arden of Faversham

For curses are like arrows shot upright, which, falling down, light on the shooter's head. - XIII

Thursdays - Sundays, July 19 - August 12
    7:30pm
    2:00pm Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

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This Tudor true-crime saga, by the young Shakespeare and unknown collaborators, portrays domestic life as a tangle of seduction, betrayal, and greed. The prosperous Thomas Arden is despondent, vexed by the suspicion that his wife, Alice, has been unfaithful. His doubts prove the least of his problems as Alice and her lover, Mosby, plot to have Arden murdered. Thanks to their incompetent accomplices, the path to bloodshed leads to hilarious black comedy as well as spine-chilling suspense. The Winedale premiere of a neglected masterpiece of domestic tragedy, newly added to the Shakespearean canon.

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