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William Shakespeare's

Macbeth

In medieval Scotland, it is prophesied to Macbeth that he will be king. Acting upon this and urging from his wife, Macbeth kills the reigning king and sets in to motion events that lead to his eventual downfall.


Join Rocket City Shakespeare for our take on "the Scottish play"!


Performances

January 21-23 & 28-30 at 7 p.m.

January 24 & 31 at 2 p.m.

January 20 Pay-What-You-Can performance at 7 p.m.

January 27 Education performance at 7 p.m. featuring $2 tickets and post-show talkback


Admission
Students: $5 in advance, $10 at the door
General: $6 in advance, $12 at the door

Seating in this venue is EXTREMELY LIMITED.
Info and tickets
RocketCityShakespeare.com
256-714-2120

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William Shakespeare's
Richard III


Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is displeased with the state of affairs in England. His brother is the king and people are ... happy? Well, not miserable anyway. Rather than sharing in the fun, bitter Richard conspires to play his brothers, King Edward IV and George, Duke of Clarence, against each other in an attempt to gain the crown for himself. To help his cause, he woos a woman at a funeral, arranges for many murders (his brother and nephews among the victims), and betrays his allies. Even his own mother curses him for a bloody tyrant.

Meanwhile, the Earl of Richmond is gathering forces in France to take back the throne of England for his side of the War of the Roses. They meet at the Battle of Bosworth Field -- but will York or Lancaster prevail?

William Shakespeare's _Richard III_ will be presented by Rocket City Shakespeare August 7, 8, 13, 14, & 15 @ 7 pm and August 9 @ 2 pm at Wilson Theater on the campus of UAH.

Student admission is $4 advance, $8 at the door.
General admission is $5 advance, $10 at the door.

For questions or more information, message us on Facebook, contact Mandy Hughes at (256)714-2120 or [email protected], or visit us on the web at RocketCityShakespeare.com

William Shakespeare's
Coriolanus

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 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.

Performances
December 12 & 19 at 7 p.m.
December 13 & 20 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
December 14 at 1 p.m.

Admission
Students: $4 in advance, $8 at the door
General: $5 in advance, $10 at the door
Premium tickets available.

Info and tickets
RocketCityShakespeare.com
256-714-2120
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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".

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

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

Info and tickets
RocketCityShakespeare.com
256-714-2120


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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!


Performances

May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7 p.m.

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

Info and tickets
RocketCityShakespeare.com
256-714-2120

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