Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Avenue West in Venice, presents “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 29, and “The Wind in the Willows” Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 29.
Danish prince Hamlet discovers that his uncle Claudius murdered his father and took the throne; Hamlet’s mother has married the usurper. This action-packed interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy will keep you on the edge of your seat. Curtain time is 7:30pm Tuesdays through Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Tickets are $25 adult; $20 college; $15 youth.
Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame, “The Wind in the Willows” has been produced at over 200 theaters across the country. This musical tells the story of the friendship of the good-hearted Water Rat, the shy and curious Mole, and the sensible Badger. What tests that friendship are the antics of Mr. Toad, a wily and impulsive animal, given to sudden crazes such as stealing motor cars and driving them recklessly around the countryside. Their task is to save Toad from himself and then rescue the magnificent Toad Hall from the devious weasels, ferrets, and stoats. Tickets are $20 adult; $15 college; $12 child. Evening performances are at 7:30pm with Sundays at 2pm.
Purchase tickets online at www.venicetheatre.org or call the box office at 941•488•1115.