All Is True
by William Shakespeare
With a story so explosive it literally set fire to the Globe Theatre, the Bard’s final historical tale takes us back to the religiously charged conflict between King Henry VIII and the English church—but this time, through the eyes of the King. After years of marriage to his brother’s widow, Henry begins to suspect that his union with Katherine of Aragon isn’t as holy as he thought. But is his doubt the only driving force behind his change of heart, or is his burgeoning love for the alluring Anne Boleyn also to blame? Find out as love is lost and gained and leaders fall from grace in Henry VIII: All Is True.
Production Sponsor: Charles Parsons
Design Sponsor: Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe
January 13 to February 5, 2012
Showtimes: Evening performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances Sundays at 2 p.m.
Prices: Thursday and Sunday: Adults $28, Seniors $24, Students $22
Friday and Saturday: Adults $32, Seniors $28, Students $26
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The CSC Dumb Show
7 p.m. on Thursday Nights
Length: 15 Minutes
A bit intimidated by Shakespeare’s language? Have a friend or spouse who won't join you at the theatre because they think they won't "get it"? Just want to know more about the play?
Believe it or not, Shakespeare wanted his plays to be understood, and he was not averse to giving a little help along the way. There was a popular device at the time known as the "Dumb Show." Before the play proper would begin, the actors would come out and present a condensed version of the play in pantomime, introducing all the characters and covering all the major plot points and developments. Armed with this knowledge, the audience could relax and much more easily follow the show. In the spirit of this grand tradition, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to offer "The CSC Dumb Show." On each Thursday of a show's run, a member of the cast will give a brief pre-show talk, covering plot, characters and interesting historical tidbits- get the who, the what, the when, the where and the wherefore. Have no fear, the CSC Dumb Show is here!
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