ATC’s new project, The Shakespeare Underground, is an exuberant, fun, unpredictable take on classic plays from Shakespeare and a variety of authors. The concept of the project is a combination of guerrilla street theater and traditional Elizabethan staging methods. What’s more “underground” than that? Please join us to hear something that you’ve probably never heard before.
The 2018 Shakespeare Underground season is presented by PNC Arts Alive.
Upcoming (through 2018):
May 21, 2018: THE WOMAN'S PRIZE
THE WOMAN’S PRIZE by John Fletcher
June 18, 2018: ELECTRA
ELECTRA by Benito Perez Galdos
July 16, 2018: THE RECRUITING OFFICER
THE RECRUITING OFFICER by George Farquhar
August 20, 2018: RAM-ALLEY: OR MERRY TRICKS
RAM-ALLEY: OR MERRY TRICKS by Lording Barry
September 17, 2018: MINE EYES HAVE SEEN
MINE EYES HAVE SEEN by Alice Dunbar Nelson
October 15, 2018: THE VAMPIRE
THE VAMPIRE by James Robinson Planche’
November 19, 2018: MYSTERY BOUFFE
MYSTERY BOUFFE by Vladimir Mayakovsky
December 17, 2018: EXILES
EXILES by James Joyce
April 28, 2018: TSU:24
The challenge: Learn an entire Shakespeare play in 24 hours. The payoff: an unpredictable and likely memorable performance for the actors and their audience. 24 hours before showtime, ATC will gather together actors, a director, and a stage manager. The actors will be assigned roles by a live-streamed random drawing. They will receive their lines only (and maybe a phrase to cue them). 24 hours later, the doors will open, the lights will go up, and anything could happen. Oh yeah, and the play is secret this time, so join us and find out! Admission is $15 in advance, or “Pay What You Will” at the door. Complimentary reserved seating is available for ATC members (members must RSVP for reserved seating).
April 16, 2018: UBU ROI
Come celebrate the absurdities of politics by seeing our rendition of Ubu Roi this spring! Alfred Jarry’s 1896 satirical farce was originally performed as a puppet show and pilloried contemporary politics, literature, and stage convention. Nominally about a selfish, cowardly, gluttonous, vulgar, hot-tempered dotard compelled to violently overtake Poland by his ambitious wife, the play’s free-form nature guarantees a zany evening.
Viewer discretion advised: This reading might not be suitable for children under the age of 13 or adults with any sense of decency or civility.
Director- David Harewood
March 19, 2018: MACHINAL
February 19, 2018: R.U.R.
November 20, 2017: THE WITCH OF EDMONTON
Produced with Tipping Point Theatre Company
Director- Sonda Staley Stage Manager- Ellie Allen
Cast- Anne Ratcliffe- Michelle Weiser Cuddy Banks- Stephen Hanna Elizabeth Sawyer- Josie Merkle Frank Thorney- Scott Douglas Wilson Winnifred- Nikki Davis Kate Carter- Michelle Sandler Master Carter- Greg Hoffman Master Ratcliffe- Bob Stein Master Thorney- Ken Erney Sir Arthur- Scott Wilson Sommerton- Philip J. Hickman Susan Carter- Ella Palardi The Devil Dog- Ben Sostrom Warbeck- Adam Simon
October 16, 2017: VOTES FOR WOMEN!
Director- Beth Josephsen Stage Manager- Rebecca Sharrer
Cast- Myia Eren Amanda Cawthorne Short Cate Blair-Wilhelm Vicky Welsh Bragg McLane Nagy Micah Logsdon Ross Shirley Andrew Trimmer Robert “Mac” McDannold Samuel Bowen Partridge