2017-2018 Season – Fantastically Fun!
SEPTEMBER 22, 23, and 24 – Baltimore Book Festival, Inner Harbor.
We love the Baltimore Book Festival, for its embrace of all things literature, fun… and food! We’ll be there all three days, Fri-Sat-Sun, from 11am to 7pm with ticket drawings and giveaways, selfie opportunities, acting games and exercises for all ages. On Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm, enjoy performances by the hilarious Rude Mechanicals from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”(Join in. Step right up! Don’t be shy. Scripts provided.) “And most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath. And I do not doubt but to hear them say, “It is a sweet comedy.”” Also back by popular demand: Read a love sonnet to the one you love. Take your turn reciting the famous “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” speech from “Julius Caesar.” Our booth is located near the Baltimore Visitor Center, on the grass facing the tour boat landing. See you there!
OCTOBER 4 and OCTOBER 5 – Free Fall Baltimore
Every October, this citywide celebration of culture and the arts features free activities. In support, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has contributed a limited number of complimentary tickets for the 10am matinee performances of Julius Caesar on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 and Thursday, October 5, 2017. SOLD OUT as of 9/8 The Free Fall Baltimore tickets are first-come, first-serve and are available only through the Free Fall Baltimore website, while supplies last, click here. The Free Fall Baltimore tickets are not exchangeable or transferable, and are good only for the October 4 and 5 matinees. Sponsored by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.
OCTOBER 5, 2017 – First Thursday Gallery Talk at the Walters Art Museum: Interpretations of Julius Caesar. 6:30pm, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore. Admission: FREE. Pop-up performances of scenes from Julius Caesar will accompany a curator’s tour of the Roman antiquities in the museum’s world-class collection. Chesapeake Shakespeare actors will present highlights of the play as guests visit the galleries with Lisa M. Anderson-Zhu, associate curator of art of the Mediterranean, 5000 BCE to 300 CE. This is an exciting collaboration of the education departments of the Walters Art Museum and Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. FUN FACT: Our play will be performed in modern dress: business attire, not togas. But we can appreciate the traditional look. Here’s a 19th century painting in the Walters’ collection, The Death of Caesar.
OCTOBER 15 – The Women of Julius Caesar: a Community Conversation with Dr. Judith Peller Hallett. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 1pm.
In Shakespeare’s play, Calpurnia, who is Caesar’s wife, has a premonition of his death. Portia entreats her husband, Brutus, to trust her with the secret that burdens him. Creating a fascinating contrast, our Director Michael Tolaydo has cast a woman in the role of Marc Antony (Mar Antonia), a noble and politician who will be among avengers of Caesar’s death. Join Dr. Hallett, a UMD professor of classics and an expert on women in Roman times, for a fascinating discussion about the women of Julius Caesar. Combine this pre-show discussion with tickets to the 2pm matinee performance of Julius Caesar. Buy tickets for October 15 here.
OCTOBER 26 – First Thing We Do, Let’s Invite All the Lawyers.
We’re exploring opportunities for community outreach partnerships and professional development with our friends in the legal profession. We’ll kick off this fun new collaboration with Lawyers’ Night at Julius Caesar, Thursday, October 26, 2017, with a 5:30pm reception and 7:30pm performance of Julius Caesar – discounted group tickets available. Please contact us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org