Season 6: a season of togas,treason and twins
With only 28...wait...no...29 days this month we have to get started to get all we want to get done, done!
February is our audition tour. We'll be in Carbondale and Chicago auditioning for Tour 2016: The Comedy of Errors and the rest of the year's fun. Tour director Eric Mercado will be at all the auditions and so we are dedicating the month of February to him and his travels!
Help endow Eric and all the work he does for us and for you:
Please consider donating and help us visit your backyard this Spring.
TRIVIA TUESDAY: 2/2/16
This week we are partnering with The Carbondale Stage Company to provide a pair of tickets to the upcoming production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
In The Stage Company's production Stone Soup Shakespeare regular Kim Curlee will be playing George. In the famous film version it was Richard Burton playing George. Burton has a few Shakespeare credits to his name however. What is one Shakespeare that Burton did (stage or screen)?
submit your answer and find out how you might be able to win tickets to see Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf here
Answer for 2/2/16 trivia:
In 1973 Bill Murray was first given attention when he studied with what popular Chicago improv troupe? Second City
Congratulations to Ryan Nelson for winning a pair of tickets to see The Repertory Theater of St. Louis' production of Discgraced.
photo montage from Paris, IL performance courtesy of Prairie Press
Oct 6, 7:00 PM - Longbranch Cafe & Bakery (dir. Jeffrey Golde)
Nov 23, 7:30 PM - UIC Campus (dir. Benjamin Ponce)
Nov 24, 7:30 PM - Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (dir. by Benjamin Ponce)
Antony & Cleopatra
dates and locations to be announced
directed by Kit Ryan and Quinton Sledge
a mid-season exploration of Twelfth Night
actors disguising themselves and their genders
Tour 2016: The Comedy of Errors
Tour begins in May when we discover that to err is to make
comedy! Twins help too!
How We Bring Shakespeare to Life
Stone Soup Shakespeare presents the plays of Shakespeare as if they are brand new stories because to many people they are. We hope that our audiences' first experience with Shakespeare will be lively and entertaining. For those already acquainted with Shakespeare, we hope they can come and see these plays as new stories told again for the first time.
Shakespeare's plays were meant to be seen and heard— not read in a classroom. We strive to mimic the energy and inventiveness of the troupes of players popular in Shakespeare’s day making them accessible to a modern audience.
Our performances are free to the public to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience these plays as they come to life.
_ *Stone Soup Shakespeare is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for Stone Soup Shakespeare must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.