June 1, 6 - 8 pm
PLAYING SHAKESPEARE CELEBRATION
Honoring Damn Helen Mirren & Lily Rabe
At The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South
Tickets - $150. Space is LIMITED! Book early.
Please join The Shakespeare Society for our third annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration where we celebrate this past year of Shakespeare in New York City! This year we will honor Dame Helen Mirren with The Shakespeare Medal and Lily Rabe with the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare award. The evening will include a silent auction with items from Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theatre, BAM, Theatre for a New Audience, The Folger Library & Theatre, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and many more; awards ceremony, cocktails and canapés! We look forward to seeing you there!
April 20 at 7pm
A Book Launch & Celebration ofAt The Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd St.
Tina Packer's Women of Will
$20 for General Public & $15 for Shakespeare Society Members.*
Click HERE for Tickets.
Pre-show wine reception at 6:30;
Reception and book signing to follow.
Come celebrate the publication of Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays (Knopf, 2015), Tina Packer's adaptation of her expansive five-part theater piece of the same name - a fierce, funny, fearless exploration of what the New York Times called Shakespeare's "mighty sorority." The evening will include Ms. Packer and Nigel Gore performing selections from the stage work; an onstage conversation with Ms. Packer about the book and her groundbreaking career as author, actress, director and founder of the legendary Shakespeare & Co; an audience Q&A; wine reception and book signing.
"Visceral and intellectual...A sparkling, insightful exploration of Shakespeare's words and world."
- Booklist, starred review
"In Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays, Tina Packer makes a passionate personal statement about what she's learned from 40 years' experience acting and directing Shakespeare...Packer never claims to offer the only truth about Shakespeare's plays, simply to have discovered an important, neglected theme: that women's voices are essential in his quest to reveal life in its essence and its entirety.Her warmhearted book will engage anyone who shares her belief that plays written 500 years ago can help us see how to live fully and happily in the 21st century."
- American Theater
May 1, 2, & 3 at 6 pm