October 2, 2022


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St Petersburg Shakespeare Pageant is Again in Williams Park with an All-Lady Manufacturing of “Twelfth Night time”

Be part of us in Williams Park, downtown, St Petersburg for William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night time: or What You Will. Sept 30, Oct 1-2, and Oct. 7-9.  All performances begin at 7:30pm. Admission is free! Donations are gratefully appreciated.  Convey your garden chair or blanket and be part of us for some Shakespeare underneath the celebs!

An all-woman forged!

Shakespeare’s hilarious story of affection, cross dressing, gender-misidentification, secret crushes, and sexual chicanery kicks off St Pete Shakes 22-23 season. Our manufacturing is directed by Clareann Despain and options an all-woman forged.

The concept for the all-female manufacturing is the brainchild of SPSF founder Veronica Leone Matthews, and has been the works for some, ready semi-patiently via the pandemic to lastly be introduced the Williams Park stage.  Director Clareann Despain says “Twelfth Night time is one among Shakespeare’s most accessible performs by way of language and one among his silliest.  So it’s nice for Shakespeare aficionados and people with little or no prior expertise of the Bard.” This manufacturing displays St Pete Shakes intention convey high quality Shakespeare efficiency via conventional and non-traditional staging, and to creating Shakespeare accessible and enjoyable.

About this manufacturing, Despain says “One thing I really like about Shakespeare is that the comedy of cross dressing often facilities on mistaken id slightly than the perceived violation of heteronormative gender norms. The laughter that this queering provokes tends to come up from delight not derision.” Despain continues “Our all lady forged revels within the myriad delights afforded by the textual content – queer and in any other case. We’ve packed it full of up to date references with out altering a phrase. I feel of us who would possibly usually keep away from Shakespeare will discover a lot to please them on this manufacturing.”

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St Petersburg Shakespeare Pageant is an expert theater firm devoted to producing cultural engagement within the St Petersburg, and Bay Space, group via the works of William Shakespeare.  We pursue group enrichment via progressive instructional alternatives, native arts partnerships, and high quality reside performances. As well as, we firmly imagine that the humanities and tradition are for all of the group.

Producing Inventive Director, GJ Thompson, PhD, says “We’re happy and excited to convey this occasion to St Petersburg and we look ahead to doing so for a few years to return.”

For extra data, please go to our web site stpeteshakefest.org or electronic mail [email protected]