Hand of Time Tour/Spring Season

April 17 - June 9

The 2018/19 Hand of Time Tour is on the road from September to April, but you can also catch them in Staunton!  Thousands of people across the country see these stories of mistaken identity, furious jealousy, and civil disobedience, but our home court has the advantage.  While this troupe is in residence at the Blackfriars Playhouse in spring 2019, you can see the world-premiere second installment of Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries.

Special Events:
  • Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration – April 28 at 4:30pm

Shows

HAND OF TIME TOUR | SPRING SEASON

In the aftermath of her brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama. Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC holds startling relevance today, examining divinity, obedience, and law – and how love overcomes them all.

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HAND OF TIME TOUR | SPRING SEASON

In this rollicking farce, Shakespeare elevates Roman comedy to dizzying heights. Two long-separated twins, their two tricky servants (also twins), a jealous wife, and her lovelorn sister romp through this fast-paced comedy. Filled with mistaken identities and slapstick humor, The Comedy of Errors will have audiences laughing from the first confusion to the last.

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HAND OF TIME TOUR | SPRING SEASON

Shakespeare’s magnificent late play is a roller-coaster ride from romance to tragedy to comedy and finally to a place of transcendent beauty that few other works of art have ever gone. “A sad tale’s best for winter,” but after unleashing a wintry tempest onto his characters, Shakespeare ultimately conjures spring’s miraculous rebirth.

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SPRING SEASON ONLY

SPRING SEASON ONLY Just how long does it take a jealous heart to cool? And how do you pass the time while it does? Spinning a world out of the 16-year gap at the heart of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton’s play 16 Winters, or The Bear’s Tale traces the journeys of the exiled queen and her loyal attendant, the jealous king and his dead son, and the abandoned princess and her rebellious artistic cohort.

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