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The Winter's Tale, the Austin Shakespeare Society, Zilker Hillside Theater

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The weather looks nice. Lots of people have RSVD'ed but if history holds true we'll have 13 or so show up. So, I'll try to get a spot large enough for all of us up front to the right of the stage facing the stage. I hope some other people will show up early to help stake out a large enough spot. Call or text me if you get lost, 512-395-4425. Bring a blanket to sit on. No high-backed lawn chairs.

This is a free show and the weather should be/might be/could be pleasant but bring a coat, jacket or sweater and a blanket to sit on - no highback lawn chairs. I think parking is free Friday nights (it's $5.00 on weekends). The show starts at 8:00 but space goes fast so be there by 7:00 so we can sit up front.

Here's a write-up about the performance pulled from this website:

Zilker Park's Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park - Culminating its 29th Season, Austin Shakespeare presents Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, at 8 pm Thurs-Sundays May 2-26, 2013, FREE to the public at the Zilker Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park, 2201 Barton Springs Road. This dark romance, fueled by the contrast between jealousy and joy, will be set in Latin America, staged with tango (choreographed by Gustavo Semplis of Esquina Tango) and culminating in a Brazilian Carnival with dancers and drummers from Austin Samba.

Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella says, "The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare's Romance: it's filled with wonder from beginning to end. I have long wanted to use tango and Argentinean music in our show and in Winter's Tale the spirit of passion and romance is strong. The delightful spirit of the second half of the play in spring festival calls for the joy of Brazilian Carnival."

The Winter's Tale is a fairy tale story that begins when King Leontes becomes insanely jealous of his wife and best friend. In part two, the tale transforms into a comic country carnival with clowns and tricksters.