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July 14, 2006

Shakespeare and a Musical Depiction of Virginia’s History Top Programs Offered in August

Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre showcases an array of evening performances this summer including wonderful attractions for the entire family to enjoy. Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Winning Liberty Land: An American Musical Comedy About How History is Made” are just two of them.

For two nights only, one can be transported to a magical world brought to life by the Traveling Players Ensemble, a professional theater company comprised of adolescents. The group will be performing Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 7 p.m. August 1 and 2 at the Kimball Theatre.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a tale of lovers who evade parental rule and city law by escaping into the forest, only to be transformed by mischievous fairies. Reality and illusion interchange in the woods, as do love and hate, clarity and confusion. As the tricks are reversed and the couples unite, we delight in their wedding entertainment. This is sure to be an exciting event to attend for families and everyone alike. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages 6-17, and children under 6 cost $5.

“Winning Liberty Land: An American Musical Comedy About How History Is Made” is another must-see performance that the Kimball Theatre has to offer this summer. Enjoy a fun-filled portrayal of the mad-cap antics of the Historical Citizens Action Committee as they make their own illustration of the history of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. This unconventional depiction of Virginia’s “Cradle of Democracy” will be sure to entertain the entire family. This performance will be shown at 5 p.m. on July 18, 22, 25, 29, and August 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.General admission tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors and students.

The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre offers live performances and art films seven days each week. For theater program information, call (757) 565-8588. Tickets are available at any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location, by calling toll-free (800) HISTORY or visiting The Kimball Theatre box office is open 1-9:15 p.m.

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