Unto the Breach! The Un-Common Courage of William Shakespeare
featuring Dan McCleary and Stephanie Shine
GPAC/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall
Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm, 2013
Supported and partnered by The Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund, ArtsMemphis, Nancy and Dan Copp, Independent Bank, Milton T. Schaeffer, and GPAC/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall.
Substituting for our usual full-cast production of a Shakespeare play in the autumn is a special two-performance Benefit show in the 824-seat Germantown Performing Arts Center/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall to help restore education funding to our community’s classrooms. Ticket revenue will go to TSC’s education program.
Unto the Breach! the Un-Common Courage of William Shakespeare will feature Dan McCleary and resident artist/Education Director Stephanie Shine on stage with music in this 90-minute exploration of Shakespeare’s courage of creativity, of the heart, of conviction, and of forgiveness. Scenes will be performed from plays Richard III, King Lear, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Twelfth Night, Coriolanus, The Merchant of Venice, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, As You Like It and more.
A special all-school matinee with discounted tickets will be made possible by TSC’s sponsors on September 10 at 10:30 am at GPAC.
McCleary and Shine (Gertrude in TSC’s acclaimed Hamlet) take the stage for the first time together. A real-life married couple brought together by Shakespeare, both have more than 55 years of experience playing most of the canon, including 30 major/title roles.
Benefit tickets are $30, and seating is general admission. A special Free Will Kids’ Night is in effect for both performances: Children 17 years and younger will be admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying, attending guardian. Limit: four children per guardian.