400: The Shakespeare Feast
at The Memphis Hunt and Polo Club
650 S. Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Herstein by the Miriam and Ernest Kelly Charitable Fund
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Joseph Casserly by Pat and Ernest Kelly
Host Members: Margaret and Owen Tabor
Join us for dinner, drinks, and Shakespeare from page to stage as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing. Six brief play readings preceded by a special buffet dinner/brunch at the historic and elegant Memphis Hunt & Polo Club. Some of your favorite TSC actors return to the Club stage to act the plays from Shakespeare’s First Folio. The cash bar will be open. Your inclusive ticket (except for bar) is $57. Attire: business casual/cocktail.
Much Ado About Nothing
directed by Stephanie Shine
Sunday, October 25
12:00-3:30 pm with brunch buffet
“Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably”
As popular then as it is now. The merry war between Benedick and Beatrice is sophisticated, smart, yet undercut by their inability to declare their love for one another in prose. While in verse, the younger Hero and Claudio explore more uncertain terrain in Shakespeare’s first characterization of a triangle of deception centered upon unfaithfulness.
The comedy also features the famous Watch, captained by the malapropping Dogberry. If this play is not the missing Love’s Labor’s Won, it likely falls neatly between the popular creations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night in Shakespeare’s writing career.