With disregard for the law on the rise, the Duke of Vienna decides to leave the city in the hands of the ruthless and efficient Angelo, hoping his iron fist will be what the sinners of Vienna need to change their wicked ways. When Angelo turns out to be less virtuous than he appears, it is up to Isabella, a young nun in training, along with a Friar who may not be what he seems to make things right. Auditions will be held April 3 & 4. The show runs from May 19-20 & 26-28.
THE TEMPEST - June 2017
The Dover Youth Shakespeare Academy will present its third production following a two week intensive summer theatre camp. The students will bring to life Shakespeare’s final work, The Tempest. The camp runs June 19-30. Three performances will occur June 30 at 6:30pm and July 1 at 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
ANTIGONE - July 2017
OrangeMite will expand its community involvement this season by staging its first production at Dover Community Library. Veteran theater director Jaci Keagy will bring to life Sophocles' Antigone featuring our seasoned company of Shakespearean actors. Open auditions will be held for this historic work on May 30 & 31 at 6pm. Performance will occur July 14, 15, & 16 at Dover Community Library.
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - September 2017
Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, one of The Bard’s great tragedies, will come to life this fall on The Barn stage. Auditions for this production are August 14 & 15. The show will be directed by OrangeMite Shakespeare Company’s artistic director William Wolfgang and run September 29-30 & October 6-8.
THE WINTER'S TALE - December 2017
Written in the twilight of Shakespeare's illustrious career, this romantic masterwork blends the genres of tragedy and comedy in a way completely innovative to the Elizabethan stage. Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, has been visiting the kingdom of Sicily, ruled by his childhood best friend Leontes, for nearly nine months. As he prepares to return at last to his own kingdom, a falling out between the two regents endangers the lives of Polixenes himself, Leontes' Queen, Hermione, and her soon-to-be-born infant. The jealousy and wrath of a King still gripped by the weaknesses of youth threaten to destabilize all of Sicily as Hermione seeks to save her child, even if it means her own death. Auditions are October 23 & 24 with performance dates on December 8, 9 and 10.