Our 2018 – 2019 Season

SYFLA Fall – Taming of the Shrew Churl

What happens when Petruchia, a single-minded young woman, determined to marry well, meets Jake, otherwise known as the Shrew … er, that is, the Churl? His younger brother Bianco has all the girls in a tizzy, but thanks to the messed up social order of the land, they can’t do anything about it until Jake is married off. We’re subverted the established opinions and “schools of thought” on the already controversial “Taming of the Shrew” by reversing the genders, turning conventional concepts on their 16th century heads.

September 5 to December 9
Ages – 4th grade to 8th grade

Rehearsals: Wednesdays – 4 to 6 pm
Additional Tech rehearsals:
Marathon – Sunday, November 18 (Time TBD)
Dress/Techs – Monday, November 26 and Thursday, November 29 (3:30 to 6:30 pm)
Performances – December 1 & 2 and 8 & 9 (Time TBD)


Our young playwrights will work at the center of a creative team of professional writers, directors and actors and will receive true professional support and a glimpse into the process of play making!  The young playwrights will hone their one-act plays over the course of the workshop, working from the initial isolation of writing to the collaborative process involved in making their script into a living, breathing play. The workshop will culminate in a script-in-hand public reading of their new plays.

September 10 to November 5
7th grade and up

Meets: Mondays – 4 to 6 pm
Showcase – Sunday, November 11th (Time TBD)

SYFLA Winter/Spring – As You Like It

Evil Duke Frederick is not a nice guy. After a rigged wrestling match goes sour, Rosalind and friends escape the rigidity and nastiness of the cruel city, where they were the victims of arbitrary and unfair rules, for the Forest of Arden, where “Do Unto Others” is the law of the land, and where a cast of eccentric characters are all just trying to find someone to love. Our youngest Players will have a great challenge exploring one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies!

October 20 to March 17 (no rehearsal Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Break Dec. 16 – Jan 6)
Ages – 2nd grade to 7th grade

Rehearsals: Saturdays – 3 to 5 pm
Additional Tech rehearsals:
Saturday, March 2 – 3:00 to 6:30 pm
Monday, March 4 and Thursday, March 7 – 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Performances – March 9 & 10, March 16 & 17 (Time TBD)

SYFLA Winter/Spring – Cymbeline

Whatever your favorite Shakespearean plot device may be, it probably shows up in Cymbeline! Mistaken identity? Check. Girls dressed as boys? Check. Long lost family members reuniting? Check. Young lovers torn apart by class issues? Check. Nefarious tricksters? Check. Battle scenes? Check. Gods descending from Olympus at the last minute to set things right? Yes, that, too! We can’t wait to explore all the fantastic characters in this Shakespeare Smoothie.

October 20 to March 31 (no rehearsal Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Break Dec. 16 – Jan 6)
Ages – 4th grade to 9th grade

Rehearsals: Saturdays – 1 to 3 pm
Additional Tech / Extended rehearsals:
Marathon – Saturday, March 2 (11:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Dress Techs – Wednesday, March 6, Monday, March 11 and Thursday, March 14 (3:30 – 6:30 pm)
Performances – March 16 & 17, March 23 & 24 (Time TBD)

SYFLA Winter/Spring – Henry IV

Our combining of Part I and Part II, custom crafted for our teen ensemble, will not only explore King Henry IV, his renegade son and heir to the throne Hal, and Hal’s roguish friend Falstaff, but will also highlight the women in the story – Mistress Quickly, Doll Tearsheet, Lady Percy, and Lady Mortimer.

October 23 to March 31 (Winter Break Dec. 16 – Jan 6)
Ages – 8th grade to 12th grade

Rehearsals: Tuesdays – 4:30 to 6:30 pm or 5 to 7 pm (contingent on space)
Additional Tech rehearsals:
Marathon – Sunday, March 3rd (Time TBD)
Dress Techs – Wednesday, March 13, Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 (3:30 – 6:30 pm)
Performances – March 23 & 24, March 30 & 31 (Time TBD)