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Classic Theatre Announces 13th Season

Season 13 Preview — We Are the Choices We Make

Last night, the Classic virtually celebrated its announcement of season 13 with carefully selected cocktail recipes, Classic party favors to be delivered to all attendees, performance space reveals, the season 13 line-up of shows and conversations with directors.

As discussed in a previous interview with Kelly Roush, the theater’s Executive and Artistic Director, alll plays will be performed outside to keep both audiences and talent safe.

Each production will perform the first two weekends of shows at San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl. The final two weekends will be performed at the Espee (formerly Sunset Station), 1174 East Commerce. There will be no season subscriptions available for Season 13, due to the uncertainty of health conditions. Instead, a $100 Flex Pass will be available. This allows for the theater to be nimble should adverse conditions arise and if some shows need to be moved or postponed.

This is the line-up:

Macbeth by William Shakespare
Oct. 2 -25, 2020  (with alternate performance dates in March, 2021 if the environment deems it necessary)
Performances Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
(Season 13 opening show)
Directed by New York director Joe Goscinski

Macbeth, a brave Scottish general, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. The play follows this loyal soldier as he seeks the crown, regardless of consequences, raising the question: “What happens when ambition subverts reason in an honorable and loyal man?”

Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Feb. 5-28, 2021
Performances Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Mark Stringham

This heartfelt classic drama by American playwright Thornton Wilder is story of the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913, as told through  the everyday lives of its citizens. How do the characters find meaning and contentment with their choices as their dreams, relationships and futures unfold?

Antigone by Sophocles
April 8-May 2, 2021
Performances Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Kelly Roush

Antigone begins with two brothers fighting for the kinship of Thebes. Both men die in battle. Their successor and uncle, Creon, decides that one brother will be buried but the other brother will be left on the field of battle. Their sister, Antigone, finds herself having to choose between what she believes to be right — burying her brother or following the laws of man and facing death herself. What happens when we are forced to choose between doing what we feel is right and what the world is telling us is right?  What forces us to take a stand? What are we willing to die for?

Flex Passes are on sale now. Contact the Classic’s box office for more information at (210) 589-8450.

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