Some information in this post comes from the Press Kit available for public download on Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s website. Orlando Shakespeare Theater did not pay for this post, nor did they provide free tickets, merchandise, or any other benefits in exchange for this post.
In 2002, Chris and I moved to the Orlando area from the Boston area. For many years, I complained that we moved to a cultural void. I missed the theater, author readings, art museums, and other cultural institutions in Boston. Over the years I learned about Orlando’s cultural institutions, but I wasn’t visiting them. Between 2007 and 2011, my schedule was insane. But in the latter half of 2011 the insanity dwindled. Chris and I were looking for interesting things to do. I figured it was time to put my money where my mouth was and actually visit some of Orlando’s cultural institutions. After all, I had no right to complain if I never took advantage of the obvious cultural opportunities Orlando does offer. One of the first things we did was buy tickets for several of Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s shows. I adored them all and when they opened up season ticket subscriptions for the next season, we bought them. We have been season ticket holders ever since.