English Language Shakespeare in Český Krumlov
2013-14 Season: Henry V – October 16 & 17, 2013
About The Krumlov Shakespeare Festival
PSC continues entertaining, enlightening, educating and inspiring audiences with the beginning of a new annual tradition in Český Krumlov – The Krumlov Shakespeare Festival. Partnering with the Hotel Růže in Český Krumlov and fresh off the success of its international tour to Houston and Prague, As You Like It played as the inaugural Krumlov Shakespeare Festival production in the open air at the Rose Courtyard Theatre for two weeks August 24th through September 4th, 2011.
The 2011 Inaugural production was a great success receiving unanimous support from local businesses, individuals and tourists alike. Future season plans include performances of Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a return engagement of As You Like It.
Jeff Smith, co-producer of the Krumlov Shakespeare Festival, says this, “We are delighted to be bringing professional English-language Shakespeare to Český Krumlov. As a resident of the area, it is a pleasure to share the beauty of Krumlov with the many people from all over the world who visit here each year. We are pleased that the inaugural production of the Krumlov Shakespeare Festival celebrates both the magic of Krumlov and the genius of Shakespeare with this amazing production. This is only the beginning.”
About The KSF Inaugural Production: As You Like It
The production was adapted and directed Guy Roberts, Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company. Jessica Boone stared as Rosalind and appeared along with Fanette Ronjat as Celia, Jonathan Perrein as Orlando, Bob Boudreaux as Duke Senior and Duke Frederick, Jeff Smith as Touchstone, Josef Guruncz as Amiens and Silvius, Laura Baranik as Phebe, Jared Doreck as Oliver, Lenka Fisherova as Audrey, John Poston as Corin and Charles, Vanessa Gendron as Le Beau and Guy Roberts as Adam and Jaques. Original Music by Ed Kliman. Hana Abramáhová and Irena Zabordina were the Assistant Stage Managers. Costume Design by Troy Scheid. The production was made possible in part through the generosity of Sarah Hancock in honor of Tina Packer and was produced by Guy Roberts, Jeff Smith, Steve Zinkgraf the Mermaid Theatre Company and the Prague Shakespeare Company.