2013 Summer Shakespeare Festival Features The Winter's Tale

Outdoor theatre festival features fun for the whole family

Capital Classics Theatre Company enters into its 23rd anniversary season with the staging of The Winter's Tale, as part of central Connecticut's longest-running Shakespeare festival, for three weekends: July 25 through August 11, 2013.

Performances will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 5:30 PM. Capital Classics has built a reputation for making Shakespeare accessible to the thousands of fans that turn out each summer with their family and friends—and picnic baskets—to enjoy outdoor "Shakespeare under the stars" on the grounds of the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut.

The Winter's Tale is a fantastical fable with kings and queens, long-lost children, destructive passions and miracles borne through the redemptive power of love. Geoffrey Sheehan, co-founder of Capital Classics, will direct The Winter's Tale, and the Festival will feature "pre-show" entertainment, which includes the Elizabethan Consort, dance, lectures by local professors and more.

The Winter's Tale is produced by the Capital Classics Theatre Company, in partnership with the Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities. Capital Classics is committed to providing job opportunities and training to Connecticut's professional theatre artists.

Performance Details

July 25 through August 11, 2013
Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

Held on the grounds of the University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut. In case of rain, performances will be held inside the adjacent Hoffman Auditorium.

$15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors
Tickets available at the door or at the Frances Driscoll Box office.
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