So your first question is: Why is a presentation of Shakespeare on the Tampa 9/12 calendar? Answer: First, we support our friends and allies. Second, you'll feel better about our world after attending!
Joe Bray, Headmaster of The Paideia School in Temple Terrace, has been a member of the Tampa 9/12 for nearly 5 years, and has graciously allowed us to use the school's facilities for events on several occasions. He has also led education seminars for us as well. So we would like to repay his support of the Tampa 9/12 by promoting The Paideia School's annual Shakespeare production.
And if this year's show is of the quality of years past, you're in for a treat. This is much more than a bath towel used as a cloak production. The sets and costumes are all first-rate, and the young actors are terrific. You will be heartened and inspired by what these youngsters have accomplished. Whether you're familiar with The Bard or not, you'll finish the evening with a renewed sense that maybe... just maybe... there's hope for the world after all.
Admission is $10.
(And if you're in the market for a K thru 12 school -- which still teaches Latin! -- take a look at The Paideia School: http://www.paideiatampa.com/ )