“Privilege & Power,” Actors’ Theatre of Columbus’ 2017 season, is an exploration of the social dynamics we all live in. The season spans tragedy, farce, and romance through some of the best-loved pieces of literature as well as rarely revived gems.

JULIUS CAESAR

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Directed by Philip J. Hickman
May 25 – June 18, 2017

Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm
Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage

William Shakespeare’s classic drama about politics and power. Presented in a modern setting, the production gives the audience new insights into the pressurized culture of honor, fame, war, and betrayal.

PRIDE & PREJUDICE

BY JANE AUSTEN

Adapted for the stage by Jon Jory, Directed by Mark Mann
June 22 – July 16, 2017

Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm
Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage

Jane Austen’s enduring novel of romance, class, and society comes to stage in the popular Jon Jory (Actors’ Theatre of Louisville) adaptation. The play is a delightful take on the novel, complete with all of the wit, love and charm of the original.

THE EMPEROR OF THE MOON

BY APHRA BEHN

Adapted by Jennifer Feather Youngblood, Directed by Michelle Batt
July 20 – August 6, 2017

Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm
Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage

Aphra Behn’s 1687 comedy is a zany blend of commedia dell’arte, music, and science fiction. Servants and lovers run wild in this play which was hugely successful in the English Restoration Period. Behn’s work has been described as “an affordable mini-spectacle,” and she is considered one of the great women playwrights in all of classic theatre.

THE TEMPEST

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Directed by David Harewood
August 10 – September 3, 2017

Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm
Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage

The season concludes with William Shakespeare’s magical dramatic comedy about an outcast noble who has made himself a ruler of a small island. He uses his powers to enforce his will on his enemies and allies alike. This production will take a fresh look at this romantic, comedic, dramatic play about the purpose of power.

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