FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2018
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Announces 2019 Season
BALTIMORE, MD –
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is pleased to announce a 2019 season that offers the full breadth of the early-modern-theater experience. Beginning with the BSF premiere of one of Shakespeare’s late-period masterpieces (Cymbeline), continuing with two of his most beloved works (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet), and followed by his hilarious send-off to one of his finest creations: the ultimate rapscallion, Falstaff (The Merry Wives of Windsor); BSF closes their season with an absurd, bawdy, meta-theatrical triumph by Francis Beaumont (The Knight of the Burning Pestle).
“BSF's 2019 season has something for everyone,” says BSF Artistic Director Tom Delise. “A couple of great Shakespeare classics in Hamlet (our fifth Original Pronunciation production) and Romeo and Juliet, and a raucous comedy much in the vein of a modern sitcom in The Merry Wives of Windsor. We will be staging Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare's less often produced plays: but don't let its production history fool you -- Cymbeline is a delightful play that has many of the characteristics of a fairy tale, And to wrap up our season with our latest entry in our Shakespeare contemporary series, we will be producing Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle, which could be the funniest play written for the Early Modern English stage. Come join us for an exhilarating season of theater!
February 15-March 10, 2019
Hamlet (performed in Original Pronunciation)
April 12-May 5, 2019
Romeo & Juliet
June 28-July 21, 2019
The Merry Wives of Windsor
July 26-August 18, 2019
The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont
November 1-24, 2019
Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 4:00pm.
Preshow entertainment begins 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Free pre-show lecture each show Saturday at 7pm.
Tickets: $24, $19 for students/seniors/artists/educators/veterans, Children under 12 are always free!
Opening night of each production is Pay-What-You-Will!
BSF Performs at:
The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary’s
3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, 21211
Season subscriptions on sale now: https://www.baltimoreshakespearefactory.org/season-passes
About Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) produces five shows each year at the Great Hall at St. Mary’s in Hampden. It is the objective of Baltimore Shakespeare Factory to recreate, as closely as is possible, the staging conditions, spirit, and atmosphere created by Shakespeare’s theatre company. We are the only theatre in the region producing only plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods
We also continue to expand our outreach into the community, offering education programs for local students, and lectures and workshops for people of all ages. BSF is a proud member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, the Hampden Village Merchants Association, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.