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Taking Tea with Shakespeare and Friends - Apr. 17

Expires [Sunday, April 17, 2016]

CONTACT: April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

EVENT: Taking Tea with Shakespeare and Friends

DATE: Sunday, April 17, 2016

TIME: Doors open at 1:30

LOCATION: Oak Room, Leawood Community Center, City Hall
4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood KS 66209

ENTRY FEE: $18.00 per person or $102.00 for a table of 6


The Leawood Stage Company, Leawood Parks & Recreation, the Magna Carta and Royal Arms Chapters of the Daughters of the British Empire and The Barn Players will host the twelfth annual “Taking Tea with Shakespeare & Friends” on Sunday, April 17th. There is nothing so quintessentially British as taking afternoon tea while enjoying the literature of Shakespeare.

Tea, along with a vast array of delectable tea sandwiches, scones and other sweets will be served by members of the Daughters of the British Empire. During the tea, Actor’s Choice, a division of the Senior Barn Players will present a performance of "The Elsinore Appeal" by local playwright, Stephen Booser. In this brief courtroom drama, Hamlet is put on trial for the murder of Ophelia, Claudius, and others. After compelling arguments are presented by the prosecution and defense attorneys, tea attendees will decide the verdict of guilt or acquittal for Hamlet.

Doors of the Community Center will open at 1:30 p.m. In addition to the tea, guests will enjoy music, displays by the sponsoring groups, a silent auction, raffles and door prizes. The afternoon honors the Bard’s birthday.

Some attendees wear hats but there is no required dress code.

Seating is limited. Due to popularity, seats sell out quickly. Reservations are required and it is suggested that reservations be made early to secure seating for individuals at $18.00 per person or $102.00 for a table of 6. To make reservations or more information please call (913) 663-9157.

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