|Remaining Same-Day Tickets for RSC Productions Will Be Bargain Priced
February 08, 2007
Contact: Bill Giduz
Performances of the Royal Shakespeare Company at Davidson College during the next two weeks are being made available at a reduced price for same-day sales of remaining tickets. Same-day “rush tickets” for the productions of The Winter's Tale, Pericles, and Days of Significance will be available for $20 beginning Friday, February 9.
An extraordinary feature of "The Winter's Tale" is a ten-minute rain shower on stage.
Rush tickets are only available in person at the Davidson College ticket office in the Alvarez College Union weekdays from 3-4 p.m., and one hour before each show. There is no guarantee of the availability of rush tickets for any performance.
The three productions received excellent reviews in the British media when they played in Stratford-upon-Avon in November and December. Much of the praise concerned their staging as “promenade” productions, with many audience members on stage with the actors.
The $20 price is applicable to both traditional seating and promenade places. Advanced tickets for reserved places are still available for many performances at a cost of $68 for seats and $50 for promenade places. Advanced tickets may be purchased by calling 704-894-2135 from 10-4 weekdays, or purchased online at www.davidson.edu/tickets.
The Winter’s Tale and Pericles were written by Shakespeare late in his career, and have in common tempests, shipwrecks, lost daughters, death-stricken wives, and settings all over the globe. The protagonists, Pericles and Leontes, suffer and are tested before they recover what they have lost, and before each play’s discord gives way to restored harmony.
|Promenaders watch Hermione on trial in "The Winter's Tale.|
Days of Significance is a new play by Roy Williams commissioned by the RSC. Set in market-town England and the deserts of Iraq, it focuses on two young soldiers who join their friends to binge drink the night before they leave for active service. Williams looks at how the naïve and malformed moral codes of these young men have catastrophic reverberations for the West’s moral authority. Days of Significance contains adult language and situations.
The schedule for the productions is:
The Winter’s Tale: February 10, 7:30 p.m.; February 11, 1:30 p.m.; February 14, 7:30 p.m.; February 16, 7:30 p.m.; February 17, 1:30 p.m.
Pericles: February 9, 7:30 p.m.; February 10, 1:30 p.m.; February 11, 7:30 p.m.; February 13, 7:30 p.m.; February 17, 7:30 p.m.; February 18, 1:30 p.m.
Days of Significance: February 15, 7:30 p.m.; February 16, 1:30 p.m.
For more information on the public lectures and symposia being presented in conjunction with the residency, visit www.davidson.edu/Shakespeare.
Posted By: Bill Giduz