Past Productions 2018-01-14T10:45:31+00:00

The Taming of the Shrew

More than fifty-five years ago, two actresses, Cecilia Sonnenberg and René Ahrenson, together with Leslie French, a Shakespeare production specialist, realized the potential of this open-air space.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is a play of epic proportions. Spanning a ten year period of high drama and politics and covering most of the Mediterranean world, Antony and Cleopatra

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As You Like It

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, soon to be transformed into the Forest of Arden, will host Shakespeare’s As You Like Itfrom January 7, 2009. This production

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Merchant of Venice

The Second World War is raging, the Allies are storming up from the south of Italy, and racism is festering. Christian-Antonio vs Jew-Shylock.

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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers return under the night sky to the Maynardville Open- Air Theatre.

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Twelfth Night

OF TWELFTH NIGHT… What is the “twelfth night” of this play’s title? In Shakespeare’s time this was an unambiguous reference to January 6th, the final night of the twelve-day-long Christmas season.

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Much Ado About Nothing

The plot of Much Ado About Nothing is based upon deliberate deceptions, some malevolent and others benign. The duping of Claudio and Don Pedro results in the young lady Hero’s disgrace, while the ruse of her death prepares the way for her redemption and reconciliation with her true love Claudio.

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Scotland has been torn by rebellion. In the resulting battles, both Macbeth and Banquo have proved themselves to be brave and noble. As they journey back to the king, they encounter three “weird sisters”.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two close friends living in Verona, Valentine and Proteus, take leave of each other. Valentine sets out to travels the world whilst Proteus remains with his beloved Julia.

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“The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.”