Trivia with prizes!
Join us on Wednesday, October 11 at kibbitznest as we explore Richard III with a cast of 12 that take on the greed and back-stabbing, cursing and conniving of the rulers of Britain's past all with the mindset of teenagers. Director Christina Casano has set this reading in the Halls of London High and asked our talented ensemble to remember their teen angst, when everything seemed life and death, just as it truly was when as Richard fought his way to the top.
As with all of our readings we'll have ample opportunity for you to stretch your legs and refill your glasses as we take "trivia breaks." This reading includes trivia topics from "Shakespeare-libs" to "Teen movie trash." So come prepared to think, drink and enjoy Shakespeare all with prizes fit for your house (be it Lancaster or York). Thanks to The Comrades, The Factory Theater and First Floor Theater for donating a few of our wonderful prizes.
Richard III Society
Since 1924 the Richard III Society has been working to right the wrongs of none other than our beloved William Shakespeare.
Why? Because Shakespeare was maybe a little less than fully factual when he wrote The Tragedy of Richard III.
From The Fellowship of the White Boar (the original name of the Richard III Society) to historical fiction that paints the story of Richard III as a lover (The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman) to the discovery of what has been confirmed are actually Richard III's remains - Richie fascinates historians, literary scholars and theater-goers and should fascinate pretty much anyone looking for conspiracy and deviousness, power and greed. He pretty much has it all covered from one angle or another.
Want to help right Dicky boy number 3's legacy? Find out all about the Richard III Society, you can even become one of them (it's kinda like the Illuminati...only maybe fewer chase scenes).
kibbitznest: books, brews & blarney
Wednesday, Oct 11, 7:00 PM
2212 N Clybourn Ave
Ensemble: Molly Bunder, Joe Feliciano, Emily Green, Elaina Henderson, Tony Kaehny, Kristin Morris, Ian Muentener, Quinton Sledge, Brittany Stock, Krista Taylor, Brittani Yawn and Theo Zucker
directed by Christina Casano
Molly Bunder (Lady Anne/Wiltshire) is a Stone Soup company member who appeared in Chicago readings of The Merchant of Venice, King John, and Love’s Labor’s Lost. In the UK, she appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arches Theatre), Hamlet (RCS), and as Lord Clifford and the Duchess of York at Shakespeare’s Globe with the RCS. As an undergrad, she developed a one-woman show called Shrews, Schemers, and Queens: Unruly Women in Shakespeare. She is a resident artist at Filament Theatre, where she recently appeared in The Adventures of Robin Hood. In January, she will join Northbrook Theatre for their production of Stella Luna. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her MA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Joe Feliciano (Duchess) is thrilled to be playing with the Stone Soup peeps again! He was last seen in City Lit's London Assurance. In his spare time he loves playing with kittens and razor blades, though seldom simultaneously.
Emily Green (Richard III) is excited to join in the fun onstage for another Stone Soup Shakespeare reading! She previously appeared in Stone Soup's reading of Julius Caesar and the 2015 tour of Much Ado About Nothing. Other Chicago credits include: Taming of the Shrew (Arc Theatre), Circle House, Gilgamesh (The Plagiarists), Henry V (Babes with Blades), The Hamlet Project (The Collective), and Little Women (20% Theatre Company). Regional: Hippodrome Theatre: Clybourne Park, The Tempest, Slasher, A Christmas Carol. MFA: University of Florida. BFA: Millikin University.
Elaina Henderson (Hastings) was most recently seen in Death & Pretzel’s Very Still and Hard to See. She’s delighted to be bringing some Shakespeare to life in her first production with Stone Soup. It’s been a long held dream to be beheaded in Richard III.
Tony Kaehny (Buckingham) is pleased as punch to be part of another Stone Soup reading. He is a proud member of The Plagiarists, with whom he has talked to a crab and performed a crow puppet. He will also be able to be viewed performing in their upcoming production Some Like It Red. Tony lives in Chicago with his two dogs, Sherman and Rocksteady.
Kristin Morris (Clarence/Margaret/Messenger/Lord Mayor) is thrilled to work with Stone Soup again! Kristin played Pinch in the summer 2016 Stone Soup Comedy of Errors tour. Kristin is a MA graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Ian Muentener (Catesby)
Quinton Sledge (Lord Stanley) has lost count of how many readings he's done with Stone Soup! His favorites include: directing Antony and Cleopatra, and his first reading as Demetrius in Titus Andronicus in Carbondale, IL. Quinton also performs and teaches with American Blues Theatre's "Lincoln Project" where he performs as Abe Lincoln and leads playwriting workshops for 5th through 8th graders in the public schools all over the city!
Brittany Stock (Rivers/Richmond) is excited to return to Stone Soup Shakespeare after previously working on the 2015 tour of Much Ado About Nothing. In Chicago and throughout the midwest, Brittany has worked with Kokandy Productions, Aston Rep, Fox Valley Rep, Underscore Theatre Company, and Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, among others. She received her B.A. in Theatre from Hope College where she had the honor of performing at the national level of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in the world-premiere production of Rose and the Rime. Up next: Bob: A Life in Five Acts with The Comrades.
Krista Taylor (Queen Elizabeth) is enjoying being back in the Shakespeare saddle. She's been in several Stone Soup readings and toured as Miranda in The Tempest. Her day job is narrating the sky shows and (sometimes commercials) for the Adler Planetarium. Some favorite acting credits include Ensemble in Mnemonic (Red Tape Theatre), Lucy in There’s No Place Like...(Hollywood Fringe Festival), State in The Persians (Getty Villa Museum), Mary Anne Rowen in The Kentucky Cycle (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and Gwen Stacy in The Spidey Project(Theatre Unleashed). Krista received her BA in Acting from Pepperdine University and loves talking about astronomy.
Brittani Yawn (Grey/Ratcliff) is a native of Cleveland, OH. and a graduate of Miami University's Theatre Department. She's one half of the sketch comedy duo Moxie Ladies. Among her other theatre credits she's recently written and performed in Huggable Riot's 12th Revue Judgmental Institutions at The Annoyance. You can see her in Huggable's Holiday Show coming in November! She loves her family, friends, and 90s music.
Theo Zucker (King Edward/Prince Edward/Lady Elizabeth/Murderer) most recently had the fun of touring with Stone Soup Shakespeare in Julius Caesar. Originally from Michigan, she studied acting and creative writing at Hope College. Some of her favorite roles at Hope were Bob's Mom in bobrauschenbergamerica, Antigone in the devised project Goodbye Beauty, Hello Dust, and Stephana in The Tempest. Theo made her Chicago acting debut last fall in Quest Theatre Ensemble's The People's History of the United States.
*This event is Free for everyone, we will be passing the hat at the end to help offset costs of the event and continue our fundraising efforts for the 2018 Tour. While we will be asking for your help, remember even if you can't afford to contribute we want to make sure you include us in your plans and never let your finances keep you from playing with us!