From August 3rd through August 27th, 2006New Theatre hosts the South Florida Shakespeare Festival and presents two productions for the occasion. One is an enigmatic and timeless adaptation of The Winter’s Tale, and the second is a contemporary adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. The festival sets the stage for these two Shakespeare masterpieces about jealousy, reconciliation, renewal, love and forgiveness. In The Winter’s Tale, Leontes of Sicilia and Hermione have a young son named Mamillius. King Polixenes of Bohemia is concluding a long visit to their kingdom. Leontes comes to believe that Hermione’s child was fathered by Polixenes and that he and Hermione are plotting to murder him. In Much Ado About Nothing, Leonato lives in Messina with his daughter, Hero, and his niece, Beatrice. His friends Don Pedro, Claudio , Benedick, and Don John return from the wars and take up residence in the home. Benedick and Beatrice resume the war of insults that they have always fought, while Claudio and Hero pledge their love and decide to get married. Performances will take place at the New Theatre located at 4120 Laguna Street in Coral Gables, FL. For more information, please call: 305.443.5909
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