Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is adding yet another cultural element this season…Shakespeare. Three performances of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and What You Will! will take place August 26 – 28.
The venue, which is widely recognized for offering patrons a diverse blend of entertainment each year, is now expanding in a direction that for management seems like a natural extension. “It was always a part of the amphitheatre’s original design to host other types of performing events,” says Lyman Collins, Town of Cary Cultural Arts Manager. “The decision to present Shakespeare actually fulfills one of the venue’s original goals which was to include theatrical elements as well as concerts and festivals.”
While the “Shakespeare in the Park” concept is not new, organizers are hoping to attract top-notch local talent as well as involve a wide spectrum of the regional theatrical community. According to Producer, Deb Royals, “This is an incredible event that has been in the making since the inception of Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Finally we arrive at the moment the dream of outdoor theatre happens right here in our beautiful Triangle area and in an amphitheatre where stories can come alive with magic and possibility not even yet imagined. We are pleased and proud to offer an opportunity for local artists to work in a climate that will challenge each and every one of us to grow to new heights, reveling, respecting and making work that starts now and continues forward in ways we’ve not yet dreamed of…”
For the amphitheatre, which is marking its 10th Season bringing variety and culture that enriches the lives of the patrons it serves continues to be the top goal. According to Collins, “This celebration of Shakespeare and our great theatrical community is another exciting way to make Booth Amphitheatre’s 10th season something really extraordinary. Building on our terrific musical offerings, movies and festivals, theatre is a natural extension of the Amphitheatre’s mission for having the most eclectic schedule of cultural events in the region.”
Auditions will be held April 19 – 20. For complete audition requirements and information log on to www.boothamphitheatre.com