Are you a teacher? Ask us about private showings for school groups of Coriolanus or Macbeth!
February 15-March 9
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Gamut Classic Theatre
Third Floor, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg
Based on the author’s own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, this bracing, heartbreaking drama is an elegy to a by-gone era. Backstage at a theatre in the English provinces during WWII, Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor/managers, is in a bad way tonight, as his dresser Norman tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of his lines as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last.
All Sunday performances will be followed by a talk-back with the Actors and Director.
$27 General Admission
$40 Opening Night Single Ticket (Performance plus Reception)
$75 Opening Night Couples Ticket (Performance plus Reception)
Fridays: Buy One, Get One FREE!
Saturdays (excluding Opening Night on February 15): Buy One Ticket, Donate a Bottle of Wine to Gamut, get your second ticket FREE!
Sundays: Bring Your Own Price, where any size donation buys your ticket!
by William Shakespeare
“Something wicked this way comes…” Gamut Theatre, the combined theatre of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, presents its highly acclaimed educational outreach production of Macbeth. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Macbeth follows the rise and fall of a Scottish lord-turned-King, whose ambition turns him into a brutal murderer consumed by the dark arts. The play also explores the concept of fate vs. personal responsibility.
Recommended for ages 12 and up, the production is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational outreach style of combining Shakespeare’s original text with modern “narrations” to bridge the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story. This dynamic show is performed by five highly –talented actors, runs 80 minutes, and features dramatic sword fights, which have become a hallmark of Gamut’s touring Shakespeare productions. Each performance is followed by a talk-back discussion with the audience. Workshops are also available for students to gain a deeper understanding of the play.
21st Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park
Antony and Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
May 30 – June 14
Passion, war, and betrayal erupt in this rich romantic tragedy. Although the sensual Cleopatra has conquered the heart of Rome’s greatest soldier, Marc Antony must choose between duty and desire. When Antony is recalled by Rome and duty, the trajectory of the play is set in motion: furious jealousy, betrayal, humiliation, reconciliation, and a love that sets the paradigm for all romantic love.
Auditions for Free Shakespeare in the Park are March 28-30. Click here for more audition information.