Sacramento Shakespeare Festival 2012 presents King Arthur and A Comedy of Errors
For its 27th season in William Land Park, the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival 2012 presents King Arthur and A Comedy of Errors.
King Arthur is written and directed by Luther Hanson. It is written in the style of William Shakespeare. With Merlin’s guidance, noble King Arthur and the glamorous Guinevere rule Camelot in happiness and prosperity. But peace in the kingdom is soon threatened by a secret affair with Lancelot, the bold claims of Arthur’s nephew Mordred, and the machinations of Arthur’s sister Morgan. The conflict grows until all is in danger of destruction and Arthur must rise to victory. With exciting swordfights, and Arthur’s fools to keep us laughing, this production will bring to life the story you have always known. The cast includes Brent Bianchini as Arthur, Breanna Reilly as Guenevere, Rob August as Lancelot, Bradley Moates as Merlin, Sara Hanson as Morgan, and Anthony Person as Mordred.
The Comedy of Errors is directed by David Harris. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families
of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to a host of hilarious situations.
The cast includes Kevin Menager as Antipholus, Cathy Hardin Schau as Adriana, Tara Henry as Dromio, Sarah Rowland as the Courtesan, Alejandro Padilla as the Duke, Maszaba Carter as Egeon, and
Mar-y-sol Pasquiers as Luciana.
King Arthur opens Friday, June 29, and plays June 30, July 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, and 27. The Comedy of Errors opens Friday, July 6, and plays July 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 29. There is no performance Saturday, July 28, because of Ice Cream Safari.
Tickets are $18 general, and $15 for students, seniors, SARTA, and persons with disabilities. Tickets are available online. Children ages 6 to 12 are free. Children under six are not admitted. No reservations are taken, except for large groups. Parking is $2 per car. Performances are in the William A. Carroll Amphitheatre in William Land Park. The Box Office opens at 6 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m., and performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Some concessions will be available, and picnics are welcome.
The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival is produced by City Theatre at Sacramento City College; in partnership with the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation and Capital Public Radio; and with generous grants from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Councilman Rob Fong, the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation, and the Los Rios Foundation.
For questions or group reservations, please call 558-2228, or visit the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival Website at www.sacramentoshakespeare.net.
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