From family betrayals to fairy tale endings, from magical storms to miraculous potions, King Lear and All’s Well That Ends Well delve into seduction, violence, and the courage it takes to be an outsider. Hip to Hip Theatre bring their two new productions into the Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Victorian Garden.
Come early! Starting at 7:00pm, Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s performances. This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It introduces children to the characters and situations, creating links between the play and their own lives through theatre games and reading of text.
Fun for the whole family! All performances are free and open to the public. Seating provided in the Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Victorian Garden is also accessible for wheelchairs. Performances run 90 minutes. Note: The performance is cancelled in the event of rain.
All’s Well That Ends Well on Friday, August 10 @ 7:30 pm
Having restored the King’s health. Helena requests Count Bertram’s hand in marriage but he flees. Shakespeare’s courageous heroine must stop at nothing to bring him home.
King Lear on Friday, August 17 @ 7:30 pm
The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters based on their love for him. Misunderstandings ensue. Shakespeare’s spectacular tragedy pits good against evil as the exiled princess returns to claim the throne.