In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, BST opens the 2016-2017 Season with his epic story of two lovers torn between their passion for each other and their duties to their countries, Antony and Cleopatra. The season repertory in the spring continues the theme of dangerous love with two couples defying the greatest of all taboos: the fact that they are brother and sister. The repertory pairs John Ford’s gruesome tragedy, ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore, with Beaumont and Fletcher’s rarely performed tragicomedy A King and No King. And in December, the Third Annual Fundraising Fête brings the BST community together to celebrate Brave Spirits Theatre. The annual event features hors d’oeuvres served with wine and beer, a silent auction, and scenes from the early modern stage.