Shakespeare’s birthday – events around town

April 15, 2015

Shakespeare’s birthday is April 23, and there are a number of fun events taking place around town to celebrate.

The Blount County Public Library will have a number of events on the 23rd. Go here for more information.

The Tempest at Pellissippi State Community College:

A magical storm. A shipwreck. Monsters and magic. Revenge, forgiveness and true love. Performance times are 7:30 p.m.,April 17-18 and 24-25, and 2 p.m., April 19 and 26. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased here.  The family-friendly presentation is sponsored and co-produced by Duck Ears Theatre Company. It features the talents of student, community and professional actors. Professional and community stagehands, dramatists, and actors, as well as the Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio, are donating time to participate in the play. “If you’ve never come to see a play at Pellissippi State, this is the play to see,” said Charles R. Miller, director of the production and a professor at the college. “It has everything: magic,monsters, and fairies in a tale of redemption and forgiveness. It’s insanely funny; it’s a romance. It has everything. This is the biggest thing we’ve ever done here. In terms of scale, outlay,community participation and production values, this is our biggest production.” “The Tempest” will be performed in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. More info is available here.

Teen Shakesfest (sponsored by the Knox County Library):

Join us for Shakesfest, where we make merry and celebrate the Bard’s birthday. DATE: Saturday, April 18 from 1:30-3:30 at Burlington Branch Library (directions available here).  This is a free event. Please join us at the Burlington Branch Library on April 18th for our 6th Annual Shakesfest, a celebration of William Shakespeare’s birthday and legacy. We will have games, crafts, (and snacks, of course!) and an interactive presentation from the prestigious Tennessee Stage Company. No registration required. This event is for teens only.

Fun with Shakespeare:

“Fun With Shakespeare” April 30 2015 at the King Family Library in Sevierville. The Tennessee Stage Company will host “Fun With Shakespeare” between 5-7 p.m. The event will feature an introduction to Shakespeare and his theater showcasing Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth. Following the presentation will be a drawing contest, Open Mic, games and crafts. (Directions available here. Info on Facebook here.)

Upcoming events:

Shakespeare on the Square will take place in downtown Knoxville between July 16 and August 16 and feature The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth. More info on Shakespeare on the Square is available here.

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Free community clothing exchange April 25 Maybelline GreatLash Mascara $.82 (starting 4/26)

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