Rocket City Shakespeare

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Upcoming Events

Join us in bringing our next show to life!

Auditions Saturday and Sunday at 2;
Callbacks Sunday at 3.

Roles available for men and women teen and up.

Performance dates mid-December.

In ancient Rome, in the aftermath of a famine, the common people demand the right to set their own price for the city's grain supply. In response to their protests, the ruling aristocracy grant the plebeians five representatives, or tribunes--a decision that provokes the ire of the proud patrician soldier Caius Martius, who has nothing but contempt for the lower classes. War breaks out with a neighboring Italian tribe, the Volscians, who are led by Martius' great rival, Tullus Aufidius. In the campaign that follows, the Volscians are defeated, and the Rome takes the Italian city of Corioles thanks to the heroism of Martius. In recognition of his great deeds, he is granted the name Coriolanus.

Upon his return to Rome, Coriolanus is given a hero's welcome, and the Senate offers to make him consul. In order to gain this office, however, he must go out and plead for votes, a task that he undertakes reluctantly. At first, the common people agree to give him their votes, but they later reverse their decision. This drives the proud Coriolanus into a fury, and he speaks out intemperately against the very idea of popular rule; seizing on his words, some declare him a traitor to the Roman state and drive him into exile.

Desiring revenge against Rome, Coriolanus goes to his Volscian enemy, Aufidius, makes peace with him and joins him in planning an attack on Rome. Deaf to the pleas of friends and family to return to Rome, Coriolanus is eventually betrayed by the Volscians.

Past Events

William Shakespeare's

As You Like It

A pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" follows Rosalind as she flees the court and seeks safety in the Forest of Arden. There she runs in to Orlando who is in the forest for similar reasons -- and is the boy with whom she fell in love just before leaving court. He does not recognize her in her disguise as the shepherd Ganymede, so Rosalind takes the opportunity to teach him how to woo her and win her heart. Will this experiment succeed? Join us to find out, and remember: What happens in Arden stays in Arden!

This play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage", and is the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing".

July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7 p.m.
July 20, 27 at 2 p.m.

Students: $4 in advance, $8 at the door
General: $5 in advance, $10 at the door

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William Shakespeare's

The Taming of the Shrew

Everyone loves beautiful, sweet Bianca. But her father won't let her wed until someone can tame her unruly sister, "Kate the curst". Enter Petruchio, out to make a(nother) fortune and wed a rich girl. Who will win the hand of the fair Bianca? Will Petruchio ever be able to tame this shrew?

Join Rocket City Shakespeare for our premier production!

May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 7:00 p.m.

Wilson Theater on UAH campus

students $4 advance/$5 at door

general $8 advance/$10 at door
Wilson Hall, UAH Campus, 300 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL