BENEFIT FOR HOUSTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
AT UH HONORS ARTS PATRONS
HOUSTON, October 20, 2006 – Even the most
serious Shakespeare fans will find something to chuckle about
when “The Shakespeare Show” takes the stage Nov. 14
in the University of Houston’s Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre
This irreverent – and sometimes reverent – send-up
of the Bard features sketches centered around classics such as “Hamlet”
and other Shakespeare-related themes. The performance is a benefit
for the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) and will honor prominent
arts patrons Ann Sakowitz and David Berg as well as the energy company
Williams, a corporate partner of the arts. This is the first time
that this follies-style performance will be staged at UH.
Sidney Berger, producing director of the Houston Shakespeare Festival
and director of UH’s School of Theatre and Dance, described
the event as “a frivolous and fun” selection of works
by a writer whose plays still draw huge, enthusiastic crowds. For
32 years, the University of Houston and the City of Houston have
teamed up to present the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) in Hermann
Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre. This annual event has attracted
more than 475,000 people in its recent history.
Citing today’s uncertain, tumultuous political climate, Berger
noted that audiences are looking for guidance and a semblance of
order as they try to make sense of their troubled world. “Shakespeare
articulates those questions in ways that are extraordinarily moving
and perceptive, but he doesn’t give you any answers,”
After a light buffet, “The Shakespeare Show” will be
performed by HSF’s company, which includes both Equity and
non-Equity actors. Dessert and coffee will follow the performance.
||“The Shakespeare Show,” a Benefit for the Houston
Shakespeare Festival, honoring Ann Sakowitz, David Berg and
||Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
||Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre in the
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
University of Houston Main Campus
Entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard
||Houston Shakespeare Festival
||$125 per person. For tickets, contact Sandy Judice at 713-743-3003
or at email@example.com.
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