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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night
Text by William Shakespeare
July-August 2022
Live at The Grove
 
Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Paul Mullins.

Twelfth Night introduces us to Viola who is shipwrecked physically, and then introduces her to a cast of characters who are shipwrecked emotionally. Stuck in old ideas of love and grief that have grown so stale as to become something else entirely, the world of Illyria is shocked from Winter into Springtime by the passions of young Viola who disguises herself as a man in order to survive. Called by the late Harold Bloom “the greatest of all Shakespeare’s pure comedies,” this production will be directed by Paul Mullins, one of SCS’s associate artists and the director of The Agitators, Pride and Prejudice, Love’s Labours Lost, The 39 Steps, and Hamlet.

The Tempest

The Tempest
Text by William Shakespeare
July-August 2022
Live at The Grove
 
The Tempest, by William Shakespeare.

SCS’s second Shakespeare play also begins with a shipwreck, though this is one created by design…more specifically, by the magic of Prospero’s tempest. Determined to destroy those who banished her to the island, Prospero weaves spells of illusion and enchantment with the aid of the spirit Ariel to exact her revenge. As love blossoms before her eyes, Prospero must choose between vengeance and hope. Part tale of revenge and part comedy, The Tempest is full of music, spectacle, and the magic of art.

The Formula

The Formula
Text by Kathryn Chetkovich
July-August 2022
Live at The Grove
 
World Premiere of The Formula by Kathryn Chetkovich , directed by Ellen Maguire, Co- Production with Blissfield.

This world premiere is inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In The Formula, a young neurochemist experimenting with the science of attraction brings an untested formula to his brother’s wedding to win over the bride, a fellow neurochemist – and fails spectacularly when the formula gets loose among the guests. By swapping a lab- manufactured substance for Puck’s “love-in-idleness” flower. The Formula poses questions not just about love in a chemical age but also about where and how our notions of true love are born and cultivated in the first place. This whip-smart comedy will have audience members thinking about those biochemical and cultural forces that shape our deepest, truest selves and desires.

SCS returns to live, outdoor performances in Summer 2022!

SCS returns to live, outdoor performances in Summer 2022!

Tickets will be on sale in early 2022.  Become a member today to enjoy early access to discounted tickets plus other great perks!