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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Entertains Families This Summer With Rapunzel

World Premiere adaptation introduces a classic fairy tale to a new generation

Artwork by Landon St. Gordon
Artwork by Landon St. Gordon
ORLANDO, Fla. - April 10, 2014 - PRLog -- Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to present a hilarious retelling of the classic fairy tale Rapunzel from June 19 - July 27, 2014. Based on the story by The Brothers Grimm, Orlando Shakes actor/playwright Brandon Roberts returns with another family-friendly adaptation after past summer hits Sleeping Beauty (2013) and Cinderella (2012). Complete with a brave princess, a clueless king, and a magical plunger, audiences of all ages will enjoy this silly production, presented in the intimate Goldman Theater. Single tickets to Rapunzel ($9 - $15) go on sale April 22, 2014, and can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700, online at www.orlandoshakes.org (http://www.orlandoshakes.org/), or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.

An evil enchantress forces a young couple to give up their beloved baby girl forever. The witch shuts her away in a lonely tower, but as Rapunzel grows -- so does her long golden hair! Will brave Rapunzel ever escape the clutches of her evil captor? Find out in this playful adaptation with an Orlando Shakes twist!

“Brandon Roberts has created another fresh take on a classic story for us this summer,” said Artistic Director Jim Helsinger. “Audiences both young and old will find themselves laughing out loud at this fun new spin on Rapunzel!”

Single tickets to Rapunzel go on sale April 22, 2014. Single tickets to all other productions in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s 26th Season go on sale June 10, 2014, but season subscriptions can be purchased now by calling (407) 447-1700 or in person at the Box Office.



Tuesday/Thursday/Friday at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday at 10:30 a.m and 2 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Previews: June 19 & 20 at 10:30 a.m. - $9
Opening Day Performances: June 21 at 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - $12 - Children; $15 - Adults
Opening Day Party: June 21 from 3 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. - Free with ticket
ASL Interpreted: July 19 at 2:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - $12 - Children; $15 - Adults

Orlando Shakespeare Theater is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida, and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts. Orlando Shakespeare Theater is also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Melissa Landy

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