ANNAPOLIS, MD.: The Annapolis Shakespeare Company has announced its upcoming 2015–16 season, which includes Wilde, Chekhov, an original work, and a live radio play.
The Servant of Two Masters (through Sept. 29), adapted by Timothy Mooney from the original 18th-century farce by Carlo Goldoni, has been running since May and will complete its run at the beginning the season. The outdoor production is staged in the courtyard of the local Reynold’s Tavern. Artistic director Sally Boyett directs.
Following soon after will be the world premiere of Poe (Oct. 6–Nov. 25), a biographical look at Edgar Allen Poe. Performances will take place in the Tavern’s downstairs pub; a three-course meal is included in the ticket price. Boyett will direct.
Boyett will then helm a production of As You Like It (Oct. 17–Nov. 15) in Annapolis Shakespeare’s Studio 111.
Arriving just in time for the holiday season is Joe Landry’s It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Dec. 4, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016). This adaptation of the classic Frank Capra film will be directed by Jay Brock.
Three Sisters (Jan. 22–Feb. 21, 2016), Chekhov’s penultimate work for the stage, will follow. Tony Award nominee Donald Hicken will direct.
Boyett will then return to direct The Importance of Being Earnest (March 11–April 10, 2016), Oscar Wilde’s Victorian-era comedy.
Next will be Romeo and Juliet (April 29–May 29, 2016), directed by Baltimore-based actor/director Richard Pilcher.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (May 17–Sept. 27, 2016), by Long, Singer, and Winfield, will conclude the season over the summer months. Boyett will direct.