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Winter Shakespeare 2011 :



Shakespeare's Case

Directed by Beki Baker

January 13 - 30, 2011

Troutt Theater at Belmont University

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Public performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays & 2:30 p.m. Sundays

Featuring opening performance by magician Jason Michaels.

For assistance with tickets to public shows, call (615) 852-6732

Online sales end 2 hours before curtain.  Call or come to the box office after that.

School Matinees 10:00 a.m. Tuesdays - Fridays

Contact Beki Baker to reserve tickets for School Matinees:

Click above for email or call (615) 255-2273.

Accused of being boring, confusing and irrelevant, William Shakespeare must defend his place in the contemporary classroom and culture.  You are the jury in this 21st Century courtroom where Mr. Shakespeare must bring all of his wit, wisdom and theatrical magic to bear in the fight for his artistic life.  Referencing 27 of Shakespeare’s plays in all, Shakespeare's Case is a humorous and informative introduction to Shakespeare's works for all ages, as well as a delight for those who already love the Bard. Join The Nashville Shakespeare Festival for its fourth annual Winter Shakespeare production at Troutt Theater.

Shakespeare's Case runs 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Public shows include a 30-minute opening act by magician Jason Michaels and a brief intermission, for a total of 1 hour and 55 minutes.

This production is funded in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Publicity photo by Jeff Frazier

Sign Language- Interpreted Performance Saturday, January 15.

Sponsored by The Sertoma Club of Nashville


Winner of international awards and star of multiple TV shows Jason Michaels is no ordinary magician, he combines an acting background with intense magic to create a show that is lively and breath-taking. To quote him: "Magic can and should have the same impact that a song, a play, or a piece of art has. I want my audiences to experience a roller coaster of emotions-fun, laughter, tension, reflection, awe, and guaranteed excitement." Jason is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians. He has opened for Tony Orlando and wowed many celebrities.

For more information on Jason Michaels visit


Snow Business:

Winter Shakespeare weather policies:

For School Matinees - If your school closes on the date of your scheduled performance, we will do our best to reschedule your group for a later performance.  Contact Beki Baker if school is cancelled:

For Public Performances - If you choose not to attend a performance for which you have purchased tickets, you may choose from the following:

1. Exchange your tickets for another performance date

2. Receive a voucher for tickets to Winter Shakespeare 2012

3. Convert your ticket to a tax-deductible donation, and receive a donation receipt

4. Request a refund (cancellation fee of $3 per ticket will apply)

If a performance is cancelled by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the same options are available, but the cancellation fee will not apply.

Contact Robert Marigza to make a request:

Winter Shakespeare Sponsors

Confirmed for 2011

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Production stills by Rick Malkin

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