Have you ever wondered where oft-quoted lines originated, such as: "Something wicked this way comes...” and “Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall…”? Look no further than William Shakespeare’s masterpieces “Macbeth” and “Measure for Measure,” respectively.
Both plays are slated for the 2013 season of Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green. From Memorial Day weekend throughout the month of June, this year’s festival celebrates 20 years of free outdoor Shakespearean theatre at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Shakespeare’s powerful themes and timeless dialogue still evoke passion and controversy. Wilmington’s annual free-to-the-public Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green festival, in association with the City of Wilmington, will present “Measure for Measure,” a dark comedy about what can happen when we confuse lust and love, goodness and self-righteousness, and when power monger impulses go unchecked.
This year the Shakespeare Youth Company will perform “Shadows of Shakespeare,” a collection of Shakespeare’s characters that exhibit the myriad tones of the human spirit, culminating in ACT II featuring “Macbeth,” the classic tale of power and madness performed in full shadow, a powerful single-act edit not for the faint of heart.
Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green is among Wilmington’s most anticipated summer traditions. Visitors and residents enjoy free productions of the Bard's works in a family atmosphere at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Located in the heart of Wilmington on the lake's edge, the stage is surrounded by stately moss-draped cypress trees and well-manicured gardens of Greenfield Park. All theatrical performances are free to the public and donations are always welcome and appreciated. Gates open at 6:30pm; all shows begin at 8p.m.
For more details, visit the website www.capefearshakespeare.org or call 910-399-2878 or email email@example.com.
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