EXPLORE SHAKESPEARE’S KINGS THROUGH THE FIRE AND REIGN SERIES

Orlando Shakes invites audiences to see the entire Hundred Years’ War and Wars of the Roses over three seasons from 2019 – 2021.

The Fire and Reign series produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF will take audiences on an epic journey of Shakespeare’s own version of “Game of Thrones.”

Over three seasons, Orlando Shakes will produce seven Shakespeare productions in chronological order, exploring wars, alliances, battles, and betrayals that cover the Hundred Years’ War and the Wars of the Roses, from Richard II – Richard III. This series offers patrons the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience these exciting and rarely performed plays examining the rise and fall of kings and the end of an English dynasty. Four of these plays will make their first appearance on Orlando Shakes’ stages, furthering the company’s goal to complete the canon of all of Shakespeare’s plays.

“Patrons will find the stories of kings, queens, crowns and the struggle for power very familiar as it served as an inspiration for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones: A Song of Fire and Ice series,” said Artistic Director Jim Helsinger. “This is truly a powerful experience that will appeal to modern audiences.”

Throughout the series, patrons will receive a stamp at each production, which they can place in a commemorative Fire and Reign passport. When attending performances of this season’s Richard II, patrons will receive their passport and first stamp. Those who successfully see the entire series will receive a limited edition “I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Reign!” t-shirt.

Tickets (starting at $30) for the first production in the series, Richard II, are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

FIRE AND REIGN SERIES
Spring 2019
· Richard II – Goldman Theater

Spring 2020
· Henry IV, Part 1 – Margeson Theater
· Henry IV, Part 2 – Margeson Theater
· Henry V – UCF Celebrates the Arts

Spring 2021: The Wars of the Roses (three productions in rotating repertory)
· Henry VI (Henry VI, Parts 1 & 2) – Margeson Theater
· Edward IV (Henry VI, Parts 2 & 3) – Margeson Theater
· Richard III – Margeson Theater
(On select Saturdays audiences can see all three productions in one day)

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