Hampshire Shakespeare Young Company Takes To The Stage With The Winter's Tale
July 22, 2002 - Hadley, MA - The stage will belong to the Hampshire Shakepeare Young
Company as they present their own production of The Winterís Tale, Friday
through Sunday, August 2-4. Throughout the run of the mainstage version of
the play, Young Company members have been playing small supporting roles,
but now they get to show what they can do on their own with this emotionally
complex play. All performances begin at 7 pm at The Hartsbrook School, 193
Bay Road in Hadley.
Under the direction of Laura Patnode, the teen-aged members of the Young
Company, many of whom have been with Hampshire Shakespeare for several
years, explore the blend of tragedy and comedy that makes this play unique.
Steve Eldridge coaches the young actors in their roles, and Sarah Wilson
provides support as producer.
Tickets for the Young Company performances are $5 for all. Reservations are
not necessary, but it is advisable to arrive early for a good seat. Call
413-788-4750 for information or check the HSC web site:
The venue at the Hartsbrook School is handicapped-accessible. Chairs are
provided, and audience members can also choose to sit on the grass. Audience
members are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy in the beautiful rural
setting. All seating is general admission, with early comers seated first.
All performances proceed on a weather-permitting basis. Umbrellas are
offered to the audience in the event of a sudden downpour or light rain. We
do not perform in torrential rain. In the event of a cancellation, all
tickets will be honored at any future performance.
Consult the web site for complete details about all the Hampshire
Shakespeare Companyís many activities (www.hampshireshakespeare.org) or call