Spark is hitting the Road for the Texas Shakespeare Festival!

July 26th-29th

Important Information:

Fee: $400

We will be staying at the Comfort Suites in Kilgore

Address: 1210 Hwy 259 N, Kilgore, TX 75662

Phone: 903-984-2385

Current Chaperones:  

Tami Maloney, Misty Hale, Dana Cretsinger

*There will be one Chaperone for each room.  4-5 students to a room.  

Meals:

Spark will provide breakfast and Dinner each day.  Please send your child with enough petty cash to cover lunch at a fast food restaurant and any souvenirs ie: tee shirts, hats, etc.   They may bring snacks with them to keep in the hotel or bring for between shows.  

Questions please call 281-516-8382

 

Itinerary:

Wednesday 26th:

12:30 pm:  Meet at Spark 

Arrive in Kilgore check in and have dinner

Talent Showcase 7:30 pm

Thursday 27th:

10am Witch of Pickle Patch

 WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Jason Richards  After being banned from the town of Pickle Patch, Hazel the witch has a plan to get even with everyone. No one is safe from her wrath as she begins to poison all of the apples in town. But after a surprising act of courage the town learns what it truly means to accept others just as the are. Following his five earlier original scripts for TSF,  Quest for the Lost Chalice, The Enchanted Forest, The Lost Prince,   The Princess and the Players,  and  Spirit of the Sea , Mr. Richards offers the Festival’s youngest patrons yet another delightful and imaginative story that will entertain playgoers of all ages.

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Jason Richards

After being banned from the town of Pickle Patch, Hazel the witch has a plan to get even with everyone. No one is safe from her wrath as she begins to poison all of the apples in town. But after a surprising act of courage the town learns what it truly means to accept others just as the are. Following his five earlier original scripts for TSF, Quest for the Lost Chalice, The Enchanted Forest, The Lost Prince, The Princess and the Players, and Spirit of the Sea, Mr. Richards offers the Festival’s youngest patrons yet another delightful and imaginative story that will entertain playgoers of all ages.

2pm Much ado about Nothing 

 By:  William Shakespeare   Much Ado About Nothing  follows the on again/off again love story of two of Shakespeare’s most loveable leads: Beatrice and Benedick. This romantic comedy is filled with biting wit while seeking to unite these old flames, and is perhaps best summed up by the line “some cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”

By:  William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing follows the on again/off again love story of two of Shakespeare’s most loveable leads: Beatrice and Benedick. This romantic comedy is filled with biting wit while seeking to unite these old flames, and is perhaps best summed up by the line “some cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”

7:30pm Cyrano de Bergerac

 By Edmond Rostand  First performed by the Festival in 1990 and again in 2005, this play explores the inner conflict of Cyrano, a true renaissance man of many talents who is held back by his self-doubt over his physical attributes- particularly his unusually large nose. This doubt prevents him from expressing his feelings to his one true love. 

By Edmond Rostand

First performed by the Festival in 1990 and again in 2005, this play explores the inner conflict of Cyrano, a true renaissance man of many talents who is held back by his self-doubt over his physical attributes- particularly his unusually large nose. This doubt prevents him from expressing his feelings to his one true love. 

 

Friday 28th:

Morning tour-

Last year, Spark student were fortunateto have a guided tour of the facility at Kilgore College by the founder of the Texas Shakespeare Festival.  They will tour backstage, dressing rooms, the pit, the bridge and tech booth, costume and prop shops and more!  The Texas Shakespeare Festival has a scale model on display for each and every show that has been performed at the Festival.. This is truly a treat.  

2pm Richard III

 By:  William Shakespeare  This historical tragedy features a title character that sends shivers down many spines as he makes a Machievellian rise to power. The humpback king is “determined to prove a villain and hate the idle pleasures of these days.” His short-lived reign of terror make for a dramatic play with twists and turns that have to be seen to be believed. 

By:  William Shakespeare

This historical tragedy features a title character that sends shivers down many spines as he makes a Machievellian rise to power. The humpback king is “determined to prove a villain and hate the idle pleasures of these days.” His short-lived reign of terror make for a dramatic play with twists and turns that have to be seen to be believed. 

 

Narrated Changeover

Watching the narrated changeover was an absolute favorite!  Each day the amazing tech crew at the Texas Shakespeare Festival completely change out the set from the matinee to the evening show.  This is no small feat.  Each and every movement  is timed and choreographed.  It is fascinating to watch this well oiled machine work together in perfect time.  This is something that a young aspiring theatre artist will never forgett!

 

 

7:30 Wonderettes

 By:  Roger Bean   The Marvelous Wonderettes  by Roger Bean features four women, and is very similar in style and structure to  Forever Plaid , produced by TSF in 2001 and 2002. This delightful show features four-part harmony versions of classic pop songs from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s like  Lollipop, Dream Lover, It’s My Party ,  It’s in His Kiss , and  The Leader of the Pack.  If you like nostalgic music, delightful characters, and having a great time—you’ll love this show!

By:  Roger Bean

The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean features four women, and is very similar in style and structure to Forever Plaid, produced by TSF in 2001 and 2002. This delightful show features four-part harmony versions of classic pop songs from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s like Lollipop, Dream Lover, It’s My PartyIt’s in His Kiss, and The Leader of the Pack. If you like nostalgic music, delightful characters, and having a great time—you’ll love this show!

 
 

Saturday 29th: 

Travel home be back by 5pm