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“Your tale, ma’am, would cure deafness…”
― William Shakespeare
Continuing our Shakespeare in the Summer series, CCCT’s production of the tempest opens Thursday, July 24th.
Believed by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest play, The Tempest is a play about humanity, a play full of laughter, a play that takes you to the depth of Shakespeare’s gifts as he a delivers a story of family, loneliness, revenge, forgiveness and redemption. Rich in characters seeking justice, seeking power, seeking riches and seeking love. Prospera, the Duke of Milan, of whom some call Shakespeare’s most autobiographical character, has been maliciously stranded on an island by her treacherous brother, Antonio, who has usurped her dukedom. Prospera, along with her daughter Miranda, soon realize the island is enchanted and through cunning and experience, Prospera uses the magic of the island to turn herself into a great magician. As the play begins, Prospera and Miranda have been surviving on the island for several years, and through the chances of fate and the power of magic, Prospera is able to create a storm and shipwrecks her brother Antonio, and his court, on Prospera’s island. An angry Prospera begins by seeking revenge but, this being Shakespeare’s final play, it unfolds to reveal understanding and, in the end, forgiveness and transformation. The Tempest is Shakespeare at his most mature, at his most humorous, at his most romantic, and at his most magical.
It is a production not to be missed. Join us for opening night festivities – call 281-335-5228 for reservations or purchase your tickets on-line. Shakespeare, in the summer, in air-conditioning.
At some point, every boy and girl imagines being a swashbucklin’ pirate. Now in rehearsal, CCCT’s Musical Theatre program for 12 – 18 year old students is busy preparing to open The Pirates of Penzance!
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Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance - Students participate in all aspects of the production including: performing, theater craft and tech. The program culminates in public performances held in early August. This year’s production is Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.
The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on 29 February, and so, technically, he only has a birthday each leap year. His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, and so he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully. Adventure and Hilarity await in this classic adventure! This class is taught by actor Gabriel Regojo whose training comes from the University of Houston. The class will focus on teaching the students how to approach a script for the first time and using a set of tools to help dissect and understand the text before them.
New on YouTube: Our lighting grid expansion. We have needed a lighting pipe just downstage of our mid-scrim for years. This video by Thomas Meek, shows the building and hanging of our new pipe just in time for Charley’s Aunt. There’s lots more to see on the CCCT YouTube Channel – subscribe today!
CCCT has been named the Bay Area’s “Best Community Theater” by readers of the Bay Area Citizen for a fifth year in a row! Many thanks to our patrons and readers of the Bay Area Citizen for your continued support. See the February 27, 2014 edition for details.