THEATER IN PHOENIX

Southwest Shakespeare Co.

Southwest Shakespeare Co. cast

About the Southwest Shakespeare Company:

Founded by two guys who believed in bringing education and the arts together and presenting classics in a way that modern people would understand and appreciate. Started in 1993, they wished to engage the audience in an active role through seminars and talk-backs after the performance. They expanded the repertoire to include not just Shakespeare, but other classic works. They value language, literature and education as a way of elevating and making a difference in the community.

This company is unique in that is brings its various productions to different venues depending on the scope of the production. They perform at not only dedicated theatre spaces like the various theatres at the Mesa Arts Center, but also in spaces that are historically & culturally important to the Phoenix area like Taliesen West and The Arizona Biltmore Resort.

The country is scoured for talented performers, designers and directors and auditions are held in April and May of each year. They strive to bring professionalism in all that they do. They have been nominated for and won numerous awards. And to add to all this, there are workshops, classes, seminars, teacher guides, summer programs and so much more! Some performances are especially designed to reach children. A suitable piece is carefully crafted using the language and stories of Shakespeare, but shortened and filled with enthusiasm and delight, so that younger audiences can be introduced and inspired by classical theatre.

Upcoming Shows:

LADIES IN WAITING: THE JUDGEMENT OF HENRY VIII
September 20 - September 29, 2019

Henry meets his wives in the afterlife, and they have a few things to say.

MACBETH
October 25 - November 9, 2019

A tragic tale of paranoia, greed and guilt, Macbeth comes complete with witches, blood and madness.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
October 25 - November 9, 2019

A spoof and Gothic mystery all rolled into one. The first production in the Southwest Shakespeare Theatre's Blackfriar series.

MEG, JO, BETH, AMY AND LOUISA
January 24 - February 2, 2020

A spoof and Gothic mystery all rolled into one. The first production in the Southwest Shakespeare Theatre's Blackfriar series.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
February 21 - March 7, 2020

A romantic comedy, written hundreds of years before When Harry Met Sally, this romp is filled with fairies, dreamers and fun.

RICHARD II
February 21 - March 7, 2020

This production has a twist in that is an all female cast. This is the 2nd production in the Blackfriar Series.

HUDSON: A HISTORICAL MUSICAL
April 9 - April 25, 2020

A true tale of mutiny, family and the sea, this play takes place in 1611 when those who ruled the ocean ruled the world.

For a full list of shows, visit the Southwest Shakespeare Company website.

Contact Information:

Website:

www.southwestshakespeare.org

Box Office Phone: 

(480) 435-6868

Address: 

PO Box 30595, Mesa, AZ 85275-0595

Email: 

info@swshakespeare.org