Two times each year, we offer specially priced student matinee performance dates exclusively available to homeschool families and co-ops.  This full-day experience at the Blackfriars Playhouse includes a performance and actor talkback, lunch at the Stonewall Jackson, and a suite of workshops with our award-winning education team.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Tuesday, September 10  |  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Enter a world of lovers and fairies in our 90-minute adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With a mischievous Puck and the course of true love running anything but smoothly, this is a hilarious comedy with lots of heart.

In our paired 90-minute workshop, join Bottom and the rest of the rude mechanicals in an exploration of the clues in Shakespeare’s text that help an actor bring characters to life! Participants will use these embedded stage directions to help them play multiple characters from Midsummer.

 

FULL SCHEDULE

10:00–10:30 a.m.  Arrive at the Blackfriars Playhouse

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  Matinee performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

12:00–12:15 p.m.  Actor talkback

12:15–1:30 p.m.  Boxed lunches from the Stonewall Jackson Hotel

1:30–3:00 p.m.  Words and worlds of Midsummer Workshop

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JULIUS CAESAR

Wednesday, November 13  |  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Travel back in time with Julius Caesar to uncover the political intrigue and ambition that sparked revolution in this classic play. Full of rich language and bloody action, this title is a great introduction to Shakespeare, Rome, and rhetoric.
Our paired 90-minute workshop incorporates elements of our Embedded Stage Directions, Cue Scripts, and Blood workshops, allowing participants to follow clues in the text and concoct their own blood mixtures to explore the staging of one of Shakespeare’s most famous and challenging scenes – the assassination of Julius Caesar.

 

FULL SCHEDULE

10:00–10:30 a.m.  Arrive at the Blackfriars Playhouse

10:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.  Matinee performance of Julius Caesar

1:15–1:30 p.m.  Actor talkback

1:30–2:30 p.m.  Pasta and Salad Lunch Buffet at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel

2:30–4:00 p.m. We Should Totally Just Stab Caesar Workshop

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  • Student packages are $40.00 for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and $50.00 for Julius Caesar
  • Educator packages are $25.00 for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and $35.00 for Julius Caesar

We recommend registering with the “Pay Now” option if you are registering a single family rather than a collection of families. The “Pay Later” option will direct you through our Group Sale process with the option to pay a deposit prior to paying your final balance.