Shakespeare in Action has announced its inaugural Weston performances, and they sound just up my alley: short and punchy!
- Suddenly Shakespeare: a 60-minute whirlwind tour bringing “four of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays –Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth and Twelfth Night – to life for children ages five to seventy-five. Featuring original sound, movement and physical comedy, the performance is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young audiences.” The public performance will be May 4th at 2pm.
- Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop: “a vibrant, interactive presentation that demonstrates how modern hip-hop shares many similarities with Shakespeare, particularly the themes, rhythm and use of language.” The public performance will be May 18th at 2pm.
Tickets are $15.
Finally, it wouldn’t be summer without a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The dates and times haven’t been announced, but Shakespeare in Action will be performing it in Little Avenue Memorial Park in July.
Shakespeare in Action moved into Artscape Weston Common from downtown late last year.