THE SHAKESPEARE UNDERGROUND
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 6, 2017
Doors @ 8pm
Notes @ Copious
520 S. High St.
The Shakespeare Underground is a new project designed to explore classic plays written by a variety of authors. We decided to kick off the series with this unique combination of commedia street theater and traditional Elizabethan stage methods. Give us your hands, if we be friends, and Actors’ shall restore amends.
Join us Saturday, May 6th @ 8pm for a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What makes this production so special, you ask? Every part of it, from casting the actors to all of the design work (set! costumes! props! lights! sound!) will be done during the 24 hours before. 12 actors will randomly draw characters out of a hat at 8pm on Friday night. They will receive the lines for those characters and those characters only, and be expected to show up to rehearsal Saturday morning with them memorized and ready to go. Meanwhile, the crew will be hard at work designing and creating all the other aspects of the show. Maybe we pull it off, maybe we don’t, but either way, it’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun!
Admission is on a “pay what you will” basis with complimentary seating available for current ATC members. Members must RSVP for reserved seating.