Fall 2020 Season

October 2020

Shakespeare Rising by Mary Jane Schaefer

This wise and well crafted original play tells the story of the Bard and his relationships with his parents, his wife, his child, and his companions and partners in the theatre in London.  Filled with quotes from his plays and interesting historical insights, Shakespeare Rising gives us a new understanding of the great playwright.  Presented as a Stage Reading to focus on the story and text of the play and keep both performers and audience safe.

“What a wonderful play—its treatment of Shakespeare’s biography is fresh and original, highlighting details that will be unfamiliar to many in the audience but that provides us with a most appealing and believable sketch of the life of the Bard.”

                                                            ~ John Mahon, Senior Editor, The Shakespeare Newsletter

November 2020

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note to ask just why he got her “The Lost Princess of Oz” (answer: she looks like a lost princess), a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born.  This two-actor play will be performed in repertory with 3 or 4 pairs of actors performing the show in rotation throughout the run.

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WINTER HAVEN MAIN STAGE THEATRE
999 Avenue H NE, Winter Haven – Fine Arts Building

Curtain at 7:30; Sunday Matinees at 2:30
FREE to Polk State College students-faculty-staff
FREE for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Tickets are $10 for the general public
Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain

www.polk.edu/theatre