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2014 CSF Early Bard

(Multiple Venues) : Fri 6/6/14 8:00PM - Sun 8/10/14 1:00PM

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2014 CSF Early Bard

The 2014 CSF Early Bard Season Ticket package includes all 4 main plays at a 40% discount! The 2014 CSF season will feature The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, I Hate Hamlet, and Henry IV: Part I. The Early Bard is limited to the first 3 perfomances or matinees of each play. Don't forget you can also add-on tickets to the special "original practice" peformance of Henry IV: Part II.


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The Tempest Friday, June 6, 2014 8:00PM - Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
The Tempest

A gnashing storm spills the enemies of the great sorcerer and rightful duke of Milan, Prospero, upon the shores of his island realm, setting the stage for revenge. But from there, Shakespeare’s final, much-loved play defies expectations, erupting into a timeless, exotic tale of monsters and cavorting spirits, love and song, merriment and mercy. Directed by Geoffrey Kent, who created CSF’s 2013 smash-hit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this Tempest will evoke the early 1800s British maritime era.



The Merry Wives of Windsor Friday, June 27, 2014 8:00PM - Sunday, July 20, 2014 6:30PM   ·   More Info »
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s most enduring comic characters, is at the heart of one of the Bard’s greatest laugh-out-loud farces. Pursuing the amorous attentions of two married English ladies, the pompous, rotund knight doesn’t let their mischievous pranking swerve him from his quest. Sure, he’s been punk’d, but isn’t it a sign of affection? This fresh new production will be set in a Catskills resort in the early 1960s. When Falstaff rolls up with his crew, it’ll be a hilarious mashup of Dirty Dancing and one of Shakespeare’s most popular comic plays.



I Hate Hamlet Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:30PM - Sunday, July 20, 2014 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
I Hate Hamlet

A rising Hollywood star accepts the role of Hamlet at New York’s Shakespeare in the Park and his agent thinks he’s gone daft. Why would he trade a fluffy, big-money TV role for dusty old Shakespeare? Leave it to the ghost of actor John Barrymore, the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th century, to hilariously haunt Andy in a play that seeks to answer that question. Written by New Yorker contributor Paul Rudnick, who “may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today,” says The New York Times.



Henry IV, Part 1 Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:30PM - Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
Henry IV, Part 1

Often considered Shakespeare’s most sophisticated history play, the unquiet reign of Henry IV following the murder of Richard II introduces the Bard’s greatest comedic character, Falstaff, the licentious, crafty knight-adviser to Prince Hal. As the action moves from political sparring between the king and the rebellious Hotspur to the clash of swords in battle, the prince begins a journey toward his heroic reign. Our most traditional production for 2014, with a gorgeously styled medieval setting.