Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

    July 1, 2020 @ 9:08 pm
    Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

    Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival presents their

    Revised 2020 Season

    The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival has been waiting, watching, and
    calculating for several months now, and we are excited to finally announce
    our Revised 2020 Season! Obviously, the season will look a little different
    than expected, but we are excited to provide our community with local
    theatre, both digitally and onstage.

    Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival presents Spoon River Anthology
    July 31- August 21

    Spoon River Anthology, a collection of poems written by Edgar Lee Masters, adapted for film by Dawn Tucker, paints the colorful picture of a fictional town along the Spoon River at the turn of the 20th Century. Told through the eyes of the town’s departed residents, the anthology gives us insight into the characters’ lives, their deaths, and how they intertwine.

    FlagShakes has added a local touch to the production. Filmed at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, the film features ten Arizona actors (who each play several characters) and includes original music by Flagstaff musician Sean Golightly.

    The production is being edited for digital release every Friday, July 31-August 21, 2020 in four episodes:

    • Episode 1: A Glint of Glory

    • Episode 2: The People’s Betrayal

    • Episode 3: Death Like Love

    • Episode 4: Ambitious Souls


    Tickets will be sold per household, and will include a link to stream each week as episodes are released. For more information and to purchase tickets to Spoon River Anthology, visit flagshakes.org.

    Second in our line up will be As You Like It by William Shakespeare, a
    fully virtual production directed by James Cougar Canfield and starring
    Flagshakes favorites. This zany production will be digitally released
    online September 11–27, with audience-limited screenings and talkbacks at
    Coconino Center for the Arts.

    Come fall, we are excited to remount our gritty production of A Lie of the
    Mind by Sam Shepard, directed by Jennifer Vosters, November 13–14 at
    Coconino Center for the Arts.

    And, lastly in our 2020 Season, the famous Twelfth Night by William
    Shakespeare, directed by Jim Warren, Artistic Director and Founder of the
    American Shakespeare Center December 11–20 at Coconino Center for the Arts.
    Tickets for our revised season coming soon!

    Note that all productions this season will be available digitally, so if
    you aren’t quite ready to join us at the theatre in the fall, you can
    stream any of our productions at home. And, of course, FlagShakes has
    implemented new protocols and procedures to keep our patrons and our
    artists safe.

    Want to know more about our response to COVID-19? Read our letter outlining
    our new procedures and commitments, and for more info about tickets and
    productions, go to flagshakes.org or facebook.com/flagshakes/.


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